Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Spare the rake, spoil the soil.

photo: Mary A. Nelen

Have a nap this weekend. 
According to an essay by Dr. William H. Schlesinger of the blog "Earth Wise," its best to use leaves as a layer of mulch for the lawn by grinding them with the mower instead of raking. This method of not raking leaves and leaving them where they fall will provide nutrients to the lawn come spring.