Autumn can be a lovely time of year but the work involved in clearing up all the dropped leaves can be a chore each year. However, there is a benefit to be had – they make a fabulous free source of organic matter.
Leafmould is ideal for use as a soil improver, mulch or potting compost. Here’s what to do:
- Fill black polythene bags with wet leaves
- Tie a knot in the top of the bags
- Puncture a few holes in the sides of each bag
- Place the bags behind the garden shed for a year
Next autumn the rich organic material can be used to improve the soil and mulch the surface after planting.