October: Save Your Fallen Leaves

And your neighbours’ too! Composted leaves are “gardeners’ gold”. Rake leaves into a single pile and surround with a simple barrier to keep them from blowing away. A 2 metre pile of leaves will break down dramatically over the winter. Or you can save leaves in plastic garbage bags; each large bag will hold enough for a month or so of composting. If you are able to shred the leaves first, the composting process will begin immediately. 

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