22 Garden Things to Do with Fallen Leaves in Fall
30.10.2023 - 11:21
The fall season is more than just a display of vibrant foliage; it’s a goldmine of opportunity for gardeners. Those endless heaps of fallen leaves are packed with potential that can enrich your garden, enhance your soil, and even serve as tools for creative home projects! Astonished? Have a look at the amazing Things to Do with Fallen Leaves in Fall!
Is your yard drowning in a sea of fallen autumn leaves? Don’t just bag ’em and toss ’em! Turn those leaves into what gardeners affectionately call “Black Gold.”
Turn that leafy pile with a shovel and keep it a little damp. Throw in some veggie scraps, eggshells, or coffee grounds to spice things up.
After a few months, your compost will be ready when it looks, feels, and smells like dark, rich soil. Use it to give your garden that VIP treatment it deserves!
Turn your yard’s “crunchy carpet” of fallen leaves into gardeners’ black gold! That’s right, it’s time for Leaf Mold!
Rake up those leaves like they’re dollar bills—because they’re gold for your garden! Moisten the leaves and let nature do its thing for 6-12 months. Feel free to poke it with a stick occasionally to aerate. Once it’s crumbly and smells earthy, it’s ready to use!
Fire up your lawn mower or leaf shredder and get down to business with the fall leaves. Spread the shredded leaves out and let ’em dry for a day. Dry leaves break down faster, giving your soil that A+ nutrition.
Now, spread that shredded leaf goodness around your plants, avoiding direct contact with stems. Aim for a 2-3 inch layer.
Keep those root veggies toasty with a blanket of autumn leaves. Start layering those leaves around your veggie plants. Aim for 2 to 3 inches in depth. Make sure the leaves are snug around the veggies, but not smothering them.