As the leaves start dropping, before the piles start growing, just keep mowing. The leaves will get blitzed into bits that will be a treat for your lawn.
When you take leaves away from under a tree and dump mulch on the ground in their place, the mulch can’t begin to replace all the nutrients the leaves had naturally.
No matter how many times you see it that way in someone’s yard or a parking lot, mulch should never be piled up against a tree trunk like a volcano.
It’s smart to get leaves off of your lawn so your grass isn’t smothered – but dragging leaves to the curb every fall and then going out to buy heavy bags of mulch and fertilizer in the spring makes no sense.
By now, lots of lawns are looking a little seedy. The good news is that fall is a great time to repair, refresh and reinvigorate your grass so that it can be healthier come spring.
Instead of leaving your Christmas tree by the curb for your town to pick up, you can recycle it yourself and get a lot more for your money.
Many towns recycle tree debris into compost or mulch, but you could also keep a lot of it in your own yard.
Those mulch volcanoes you see piled up against trees and shrubs are terrible for plants.
by KYW’s Phran Novelli Did you water the pots? It’s hot, it’s sunny and potted plants just sit there waiting for you to water them.