Don't burn: what to do with fallen leaves in autumn

Julia PeschanskayaLife
What to do with fallen leaves

Leaf burning not only pollutes the environment and destroys soil cover but can even turn into a fire. Therefore, you should not use this method to clean up your yard or garden.

Fallen leaves are a natural fertilizer that will improve the condition of your plants and fill the soil with nutrients. OBOZREVATEL has found effective tips to help you deal with this.


Rotten leaves are one of the best options for fertilizing the soil. But you need to make an effort to turn it into real fertilizer. To do this, line the bottom of a bin with thick branches and pour soil on top of them. Next, chop the leaves, place them in the box, and cover them with soil again. Sprinkle it with water from time to time to help the leaves rot faster and create compost.

Warming flowers

Roses, hydrangeas, and chrysanthemums need additional insulation before the start of frost. Fallen leaves are best for this. Cover the soil near the seedlings with dry leaves. This will help them survive the cold season and later become good fertilizer.

Houses for hedgehogs

Hedgehogs also need houses to survive the cold snap. Therefore, when cleaning the garden, leave a small part of the foliage under the fence or in other inconspicuous places, and the animals will be grateful for the opportunity to spend the winter.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you what to do in the flower beds in September to make the flowers even more beautiful in a year.

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