The Autumn leaves are falling and soon they will become a mess on the patio and deck. Fall clean-up of leaves is not a chore most gardeners look forward to, but working smart when raking leaves can make it go more efficiently.
Rake when its dry. The leaves will be lighter, saving you energy. Clear you pathways and and decks of accessories, so you have space to work. Keep you heavy potted plants on a plant caddy to make them easy to move when the time comes for sweeping and raking. It will help take the backache out of moving big pots.
What to do with all the leaves you gather?
Both shredded and unshredded leaves can be used as the 'brown' or carbon component in your compost bin. Combine dry leaves with green garden waste such as grass clippings or food scraps will result in an actively decomposing pile for spring time black gold.
Diseased leaves may be composted, but you will want to keep the compost warm, around 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 C.) or warmer, to kill the pathogens. Cover you compost bin in the winter to keep it moist but not soggy and continue turn the compost to increase the air circulation and mix in moist material.
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Fall wedding season is just around the corner. If you’re looking for a wedding gift that is a little more special than an appliance from their gift registry, custom last name signs are a perfect gift.
There are multiple ways that your gift can be used and appreciated from the very beginning. Here are just a few ideas!
Did you know that you can make good use out of that spare room at your house that you always seem to ignore? The room that always has a bunch of stuff spread all over and has become everybody’s least favorite room in the house.
The spare room at your home doesn’t need to be an eyesore. As a matter of fact, it deserves much better – all you need is a bit of planning, and you can turn that room into your own little haven at home.
When you hear of Labor Day approaching, you know it’s almost the end of summer and the school holidays. It’s a time for new beginnings; new season, new school and so much more.
However, like all new beginnings, the important thing is to kick things off with a bang! Whether or not you’re excited about the end of summer, Labor Day weekend gives us the opportunity to bid summer farewell in the most memorable way ever.