Leaf mulch is considered to be one of the best organic mulches out there.
Not only is it cost effective, but it is also just as if not more effective in the garden. These shredded leaves will be sure to add some character to the garden as well as help and protect the plants. It will help to fight diseases as well as help and put nutrients back into the soil. Often, it will help to fight weed growth better than wood chips or shredded bark. This mulch is great to use in potted perennials as well to help protect from the cold winter months and frost. If bringing them in the house is not an option then completely cover the container with leaf mulch, and it will help to keep them safe. In the spring all you have to do is take the leaves out, and it will be sure to spring back to life.