It is evident that winter is quickly coming by the seemingly overnight bareness of the trees. With the ground covered in deep reds, oranges, and browns, you may be asking yourself, “What do I do about all of these leaves?” Well, here are a few suggestions:1. You can shred leaves and till them into soil. Decomposing leaves make for a great fertilizer for both lawn and garden. 2. Compost them! Leaves are great in a compost, but again, it is best if you shred them before adding them to your pile. 3. Appreciate the beauty in leaves and preserve them in wax paper. Find a leaf that speaks to you and arrange it between two sheets of wax paper and place a towel over the top of them, ironing on medium heat with no steam. 4. And don’t forget, the best thing of all do with leaves…is to jump in them! Below is a picture of me circa 1993 demonstrating what fun it is to play in a big ‘ole pile of leaves. Embrace your inner child and take the plunge!
-Teaberry, Fall Intern 2010