Monday, September 28, 2015

Autumn Leaves, Sweet, Sweet Autumn Leaves




The heat of Summer has passed and while the days are still nice and warm, there is one thing that is sure, the leaves will be turning their beautiful colors within the next few weeks.

It's a glorious time of year, that has many people enjoying not only the cooler weather, but also the fantastic shades of orange, red, burgundy and yellows that you can ever find. Seeing these beautiful colors in the trees is breathtaking!   Everyone's children will be busy searching for the most perfect leaf to add to their school projects or artwork.

It's only after a few weeks when the beauty of the leaves has faded and they are everywhere but on the trees, that people start to be annoyed.

With a few great tools, this annoyance will soon be dealt with.  Gathering up those leaves is a task that can be made fun and easy.  You just need the right tools.......


Don't you know  that what has fallen from the trees is pure gold?  Not the kind that you can make jewelry from, but the kind that when it's put back into the garden, will make everything next year grow that much better, stronger and keep your soil in top condition.  And it is FREE!

Let me help you turn your annoyance into happiness by showing you how to make your gardens the happiest ever and get rid of your leaves at the same time.

If you are a gardener, you will be eyeing everyone's big brown bags of leaves, with thoughts of stealing them right off of the front stoop.  If theft is not in your character, I'm sure you could ask for those bags of leaves and the owners will happily give them to you.

Now what do you do with all those leaves?


With one of these tools, you shred the leaves that you have gathered, or the ones you got from your neighbors and turn those leaves into small particles of green matter.

Because they are organic and now shredded into small bits, they will break down a lot faster than if you leave (no pun intended) them just as they fell off the trees.

Dig around all your shrubs and bushes and turn this garden gold into the soil around all those shrubs. replace the soil that you lifted.    Do this in your flower gardens too! If you have a vegetable patch, dig a trench, fill the trench with the shredded leaves and replace the soil.  Dig another trench and fill it with shredded leaves.  Keep doing this until you have used all the garden gold you have produced and see what happens next year!

You won't be disappointed and Mother Nature will applaud you for doing a really good thing for your garden.

14 comments:

  1. I really do love the beauty of fall, when all of the leaves are turning to magnificent colors! I have always hated the work of raking up the leaves, but I sure love the idea of shredding them and using them for mulch.

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  2. I think my vegetable garden could use some of this garden gold, and we will have plenty of it as the season progresses. Thanks for the wise reminder, Olivia!

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    1. You are so welcome Susan, may your garden thank you a hundred times over.

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  3. I think my vegetable garden could use some of this garden gold, and we will have plenty of it as the season progresses. Thanks for the wise reminder, Olivia!

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  4. Fall, my favorite season, can't wait til it cools off even more! I'm ready for crispy cool air - and I have to tend to that garden before it gets too cold :)

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    1. I love the colors, but at the same time I kind of sad, I love fall/autumn, not so sure about good old Mr. Winter though1

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  5. We're already putting the garden to bed for the winter. Time to clean the shed :)

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    1. Yes, it's time to do just that! I'm dawdling, because I hate to see it all end....

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  6. Fall ... and the falling leaves... are slow to come to the South. It's usually closer to November before we have Fall-like weather and falling leaves, but rakes and shredders are always needed eventually.

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    1. Well Miss Elf, there are some really good ones available and they aren't as expensive as you would think! A good investment I would say.

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  7. I love the leaf scoops. I bought one a couple of years ago. They work really well.

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    1. Yes they make the job go so much quicker....and they are kind of fun too!

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