Autumn is already here. And it will come every year that follows, you know. And with the coming of this season there are some major problems that you have to deal with if you have a yard. Yes, if you have got that thing around your home is a true and genuine blessing. But the care and work that you have to provide to this place can be sometimes a lot. Fallen leaves are the first sign that autumn is coming and is here to stay for a while. At least till winter comes. SO if you want to clean the garden and the yard efficiently and not going into that autumn soft melancholy put yourself together and get on with the job.
As a start you must pile them around in the yard and then let the kids out to do some acrobatics over them. Just kidding! Leaves may have really useful purpose in the everyday life and why not cherish them for that?
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Fallen autumn leaves have their ability to provide carbon ingredients for the compost pile. You could layer them between the other bio debris that you have gathered before while you were cleaning up the whole place. They can decompose even better than all the other “garbage” especially if you manage to shred them into small pieces before that.
You can compost the leaves even without having a composter or a recycle bin.
Does it sound to you like some stinky garbage waste? Well it’s not actually. This so called mold can do magic in improving your garden soil for the next spring season when you plant flowers, vegetables or other garden stuff. The thing you should know is that leaf mold basically is not that much of a nutrient. The thing it does best is to improve the structure of the soil and this way it helps it to hold water for longer periods.
This ways any useful organisms are attracted to the soil.
- Leaves can be the great ingredient to perfect mulch that can suppress weeds, which on their side are very harmful to most of the plants in the garden. In order to this you should shred them first because otherwise they can form a thick layer that may prevent water and air of going into the soil. When shredded leaves should be hosed so wind won’t blow them away and scatter them around.
- Leaves can be used for a perfect insulation of tender plants and this way they protect them from the cold months during the winter. They actually provide a few degrees higher temperatures for those plants and this way happen to be a great protection for them.
If your outside plants are in containers or bins you could circle them with wire and fill the space between the container and the wire with the autumn leaves. When spring comes you should get them out and put them in the composter.
Dry leaves may prevent even already picked fruits and vegetables stored in the basement.
Leave fallen leaves feeding the grass and the soil
If you ain’t got the time to compost or create insulation for other plants you can leave them stay freely around the yard. The thing you must do in this case is to mow the yard few times so the shredded leaves will leave the grass to breathe and in the same time will smoothen it.
- Preserving the leaves can create a good melancholy and warm feeling around your garden. You may include your children in a project of using the fallen leaves to create some natural decorations of your home.
- Amending the soil in the yard with leaves is something you can do as well. You can chop them with a garden shredder, spade or fork and add them directly into the selected patch of soil in the garden so they both make a good fusion.
This way the chopped fallen leaves will create a great place for thriving of the living organisms in the earth like worms for example.
All these ways of using the fallen leaves can be done by you, but in case you cannot arrange yourself enough time to that you can also trust a specialist in yard cleaning services that will help you with this task efficiently. But our advice is to try to use all the leaves’ useful purposes in a more suitable to your garden way and this way having even a better yard next year.