Tuesday, September 30, 2008

How To Use Leaves in Fall

How To Use Leaves in Fall

It's Fall. Your yard is covered with leaves. How do you use those fallen leaves to your advantage? If you do any type of gardening you can make leaf mold with your leaves. And use that leaf mold in your vegetable or flower beds come next summer when you need a good mulch or soil amendment to hold moisture and enrich your soil. Making leaf mold need not be a difficult task. Simply rake and bag your leaves and throw the bags in a pile hidden away somewhere in the backyard. By mid-summer the leaves will have broken down good enough to use as a mulch around plants to conserve precious moisture. If you have the space and some leftover fencing you can make some leaf mold bins and stuff the leaves down in them tight. If you have a vegetable garden you can go ahead and till your leaves into the garden now and the leaves will help improve the tilth of your garden soil. You can also add leaves directly to your compost pile. There is no reason for anyone to have to burn leaves in the Fall. If you're not into gardening, just bag the leaves up and offer them to your gardening friends. Most will be happy to take and use your fallen leaves.



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