To rake or not to rake?

Hi there, I keep reading that in the fall it’s best to chop up leaves and spread them as a mulch over your garden bead. However I have a horrible aphid problem so I have always raked up and bagged…

Right Time to Remove Mulch.

I mulched with clean leaves (mostly maple) in the fall: hydrangea, digitalis, some other bits I don’t remember. The intent was to replace the snow cover we don’t seem to get in Toronto anymore. I know mid-march is too early…

Leaves For Composting

In the same property, there is a tree and grass surrounding it. I’ve been told that the maple leaf doesn’t make good mulch for the grass. So, instead of using the leaves for mulch, the leaves end up in the…