Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fallen leaves

Many people sweep away fallen leaves or remove them from the garden completely.
They forget that leaves have a function in nature too, just like everything else.

Leaves are the perfect place for small animals to hide.

They also provide a good layer above the roots of the plants to protect them against low night temperatures. And...they're a fertiliser.

When you don't like the colour, don't like what I wrote above, consider putting them on a compost heap.

You shouldn't put too many leaves on top of each other, but you can mix tehm with sand and other items.


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