Tiny Trash Can save fall leaves

Save your leaves

It’s fall in Quebec, and beautiful leaves are blanketing the ground everywhere 😍 If you’re a homeowner, resist the urge to bag up those fall leaves! Instead, use them to benefit your lawn and garden 💪 You’ll avoid the bags used to collect the leaves, and you’ll be able to avoid bags of fertilizer in the spring 😉

In addition to helping wildlife and insects, fall leaves add nutrients to the soil, help suppress weeds, feed soil microbes, boost its water-holding capacity and improve its structure (tilth). Oh, and the best part? They’re totally free! 😃

Here are a few ways to use leaves in your garden:

1) Mow them into your lawn

2) Add them to your vegetable and flower beds (whole or chopped)

3) Turn them into “leaf mold” to use as mulch later

4) Add them to your compost pile to balance your “greens”

P.S. Whatever you do, please don’t burn the leaves. Burning leaves pollutes the air and creates a fire hazard 😬

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