I’m really surprised at how many leaves are left on borders and lawns this late into the winter. Ive been lucky enough to pick up a few new clients before and after Christmas, so I’ve got a few new gardens to tend.
I’m an avid recycler, so If you want really good quality home grown compost, keep your leaves and black sack them(yard sack?). Before you tie them up, give them a good soak with a hose, or even better, your water butt.
If you have a leaf Hoover, this will shred the leaves and will help composting. Shake in a small cap of Garotta or similar and your ready to go.
Store them and 2 springs from now(1 if your lucky) you’ll have some lush dark compost to mix in with the grade.
If you want any info on open compost or anything else, drop me a note. N


About nickbarban

RHS Qualified Horticulturalist and Garden Coach. I have been maintaining, designing and buidling gardens since 2002. With the company's 10 year anniversary coming up this year Im planning a whole host of stuff to give back, including blogging. Im here to answer your questions, give advice and just natter about anything to do with your garden. I'll be posting pictures and video and Id likr to see your gardens too. Nick Barban

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