Gardening | 14 October 20165 Ways Fallen Leaves will Help Your Garden Share article facebook twitter google pinterest When you think about fall, you surely think about the beautiful changing leaves. We often forget what a hassle these are after they fall. Raking leaves is seen as a chore by most. You have to gather them all up in piles and trash bags, and then what? Well, you could use them for your garden! Here are a few things you could do with your fallen leaves this year. Get these tips and more from Pennsylvania Month-by-Month Gardening. 1.Let them sit underneath trees and shrubs as winter insulation and free nutrients as they break down. If you don’t like the look, top them with a light coating of wood or bark mulch in the spring. 2.Chop or shred them as mulch over garden beds. Save a few bags for use next growing season. 3. Mix them with spent garden plants, organic kitchen waste, and season-ending grass clips to make the perfect compost blend. 4.Chop them and incorporate them into the soil while preparing a new bed. They’ll be mostly broken down by planting time next spring. 5.Run over light layers on the lawn. The fragments break down quickly and add nutrients and organic matter to the soil. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: The when-to and how-to schedule for growing, caring for, and maintaining your Keystone State garden!Never garden alone! The Month-by-Month Gardening series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening. With this book, you’ll know what to do each month to have gardening success all year, from January to December. It’s full of the when-to and how-tos of gardening along with richly illustrated step-by-step instructions, so you can garden with confidence. Reap the benefits of the gardening “experiments” and experience by authors Liz Ball and George Weigel. With a fresh look and updated information, Pennsylvania Month-by-Month Gardening includes all the when-to and how-to information that has made these books so popular over the years, presented in a new, easier-to-use format with more full-color photography and the most current information available. Complete with specific advice on growing flowers (both annuals and perennials), bulbs, grasses (both lawn and ornamental), roses, groundcovers, shrubs, trees, and vines, this book is one no garden lover will want to miss! In the winter, certain tasks are needed to plan for and improve the next growing season. And once things really start growing in the spring and summer, you’ll find advice on the best way to get the most beautiful flowers, the lushest lawns, and the sturdiest trees. From planting to watering and fertilizing, and from maintenance to problem solving, Pennsylvania Month-by-Month Gardening shows all levels of gardeners the best practices to grow satisfying and rewarding results. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.