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These leaves are lovely on the tree, and a valuable resource for gardeners once they're on the ground. Photo: Brian Mann
These leaves are lovely on the tree, and a valuable resource for gardeners once they're on the ground. Photo: Brian Mann

Leaf compost is garden gold

Trying to figure out how to cope with all those leaves? Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy says to add them to your compost pile. Next year you'll want to put all that nutrition back into your garden plot and plant beds.  Go to full article
These leaves are lovely on the tree, and a valuable resource for gardeners once they're on the ground. Photo: Brian Mann
These leaves are lovely on the tree, and a valuable resource for gardeners once they're on the ground. Photo: Brian Mann

Many reasons to cherish the fallen leaves

This year's brilliant fall color display is fast giving way to the second annual leaf event: Raking season.

Few people will say raking is their favorite outdoor chore. But in their weekly conversation, Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley there are plenty of reasons to cherish those fallen leaves, and more than one way to deal with them.  Go to full article

Dealing with garden leftovers

With the growing season winding down, some gardeners have already begun garden cleanup chores. Horticulturist Amy Ivy has some tips on composting and ideas for building a proper compost bin.  Go to full article

Gardening tips: more about mulch

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about using mulch as a way to reduce the amount of time spent weeding, watering and fighting pests.  Go to full article

Autumn leaves: good as gold for gardeners

It's leaf cleanup season, and horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley that all those leaves can be beneficial to the garden soil.  Go to full article

To mulch or not to mulch

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about mulching the flower beds and garden for the winter.  Go to full article

Putting the Garden to Bed: Winter Mulching

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about applying a protective winter mulch to your perennials and the garden. It offers the extra blanket that nature often doesn't provide.  Go to full article

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