Monday, November 10, 2008

Falling Leaves

In Asheville, NC, the fall colors are peaking. It's beautiful.

Soon, the colors will fade and the leaves will fall ... all over the yard ... the patio .. and the driveway.

That brings me to today's quick tips:

  • Leaves that fall in the yard and flower beds can be left to decompose and nourish the soil. They also act as mulch, protecting plants from winter temperatures.

  • Forgo the air blower or hose for walkways and decks ... grab a broom and get busy. The only energy you'll burn is your own ... and how healthy is that!!

  • Once leaves are gathered up from the driveway, walkway or patio, add them to your compost pile ... or start one if you haven't already done so. In the spring, you'll have rich soil for your garden.

Easy tips ... big environmental benefits.

As always ... I'd love to hear from you!