Oak leaves over winter on perennial garden

Hi. I am surrounded by oak trees. I have a perennial garden with no grass. I have seen a number of articles suggesting that leaving leaves over winter is a good practice for insects and the garden. Would you recommend…

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…