This is AnnahMarie and Becca.
Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information on What to Do with Fall Leaves?
There is no doubt that the season is autumn; after all, the air is chilly and the leaves are drifting downward. But why should we not maintain our perfect lawn until winter comes around?
Read on to learn why we at Organic Gurlz Gardens leave, well, leaves in the yard.
Skip the weed-n-feed –
While the idea of making the lawn even messier may not be appealing, mowing the lawn, leaves and all, can make a natural alternative to weed-n-feed and fertilizer. When spring swings back around, the leaves most likely will have decomposed and the turf will be looking o-so-good!
***Did you know* from O.G.G. – Placing leaves in the garbage can be hazardous to the environment. When transported to a landfill, leaves release chemicals that translate into a “poisonous” gas.***
A few uses for shredded leaves in the yard-
When fallen leaves have turned crispy, we take the lawn mower and chop up the leaves. The little bits are great for compost since they are high in carbon, awesome for providing nutrients to trees and shrubs, and will help “hold” water for potted plants.
**We at Organic Gurlz Gardens practice using our leaves to make our own compost. While it is great that the city “cleanup” offers to make the leaves into a compost (and sell it BACK to you), when made yourself, you know what is being putting into the compost. After all, it is our own health!**
Don’t stress running to the garden center while it is still open for the year! Use the autumn supplier – leaves!
Again, for making a leave mulch, it is best to shred the leaves. We at Organic Gurlz Gardens use our alternative to mulch to maintain soil temperatures and protect against the growth of weeds.
Plus, it is a (totally) free method for mulch!
Don’t forget to tell your kids, grandchildren , nieces and nephews about the Kids Oasis!
Keep on growing!
“Let The Muddy, Messy Girl Build Your Garden Today”
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