Leaf mold is a silent hero in the gardening world! We don’t hear much about it but, Leaf Mold could just be what your garden is missing! Read more to find out what leaf mold is, how you can make it yourself and ways to use it around your yard!
Ah! What a beautiful time of year autumn is! Suddenly all the trees have changed from a sea of green into a fiery rainbow before quickly dropping to the ground. But what is one to do with all the abundance of fallen leaves? Well, I’ve got the answer! Actually, several answers! Here are 10 things, […]
It’s fall again! It’s time for the trees to shed their leaves. Many people see autumn leaves as a big nuisance, but we see them as a blessing. There are so many uses for leaves around your yard or homestead. Don’t waste your fall leaves by tossing them out on the curb! Here’s eight ideas […]
As I put my gardens to bed for the winter, I like to tuck them in with a thick leaf mold blanket. Leaf mold is basically a compost made entirely of broken down leaves. Where compost is hot and breaks down quickly, leaf mold is cool, slow to breakdown and well worth the wait.
I’m always confounded when I drive through my neighborhood and see lawn care trucks at homes. The workers are inevitably loading grass clippings or fall leaves onto their trucks, and at the same time applying chemical fertilizers to the lawns. It’s mind boggling that people are paying to remove safe, effective nutrients from their property […]
Although I like the feeling of the seasons changing and the descent into a quieter time, fall is a good time for other reasons as well. It’s a time of abundance, when the harvest is rolling in. It’s also a time when the leaves are falling.