Put Your Fallen Leaves to Work for You
When temperatures begin to dip, you know what’s coming: smells of pumpkins, caramel lattes and bright red, yellow and orange fall leaves. While the season is beautiful, autumn brings with it the never-ending battle of your rake versus falling foliage! Here are ways to make your fall leaves work for you.
- Natural Fertilizer: Do you love to garden? Does your company welcome guests with gorgeous landscaping? Fertilization is important for healthy plants and soil year-round. You can use those carbon-rich, fall leaves as fertilizing compost.
- Winter Shield: Cover plants with a six-inch layer of leaves to improve their odds against this year’s frosts.
- Fun for Kids: Do you have children or grandkids? Want to make students smile at a nearby school? With a glue stick, construction paper, scissors and markers, fall leaves become colorful, hand-made crafts! Leaves make great turkey feathers, hedgehog spikes, lions’ manes and more!
If you’re tired of fighting the battle of the leaves year after year, call in a new ally. The Grounds Guys offer fall clean-up, tree work, seasonal landscaping and advice about the best colors to plant for your home or business this season.