In the fall, the leaves of your deciduous trees or shrubs in your yard turn bright yellow, orange, and/or red before dropping to the ground and needing to be picked up. But, what if you didn’t need to pick them all up? In “Fall Leaves and Their 3 Benefits,” we’ll teach you why you should “leave” some of your leaves on the ground.

Of the many garden maintenance tasks you will need to consider this fall, how best to pick up your fallen leaves is surely on the list. With our tips, we’ll teach you the right way to do it and help you save time and effort spent raking and collecting all those leaves.

Listen to our quick segment on this “DIY Garden Minute” to learn about these 3 benefits of fall leaves.

Be sure to listen to our soon-to-be-published Podcast Episode 23 – Fall Weeding & Leaf Clean up, the second episode of our  7-episode mini-series on the 8-Fall Garden Tasks you should be doing and our Fall Bootcamp Challenge!  Episode 22 is the start of our 7-episode mini-series, too, so definitely listen and find out what all the excitement is about!

Also, check out our Best Pruning Shears post here to learn what makes a good pruning shear and what we recommend!

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Today’s Topic:

Fall Leaves and Their Benefits!

Learn why you should keep some of your fallen leaves on the ground this fall!


Show Notes

Pruning Cheat Sheet at our Free Resources Page

What You’ll Learn:?

  • 3 benefits to keeping your leaves on the ground.
  • Proper leaf depth.
  • Why you shouldn’t keep all your fallen leaves on the ground.


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