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Fall is right around the corner and with it comes lots of colorful leaves. So what is the best thing you can do with all these leaves? Here are some things to consider this season that will help improve the quality of your lawn.

  • Mulch your fall leaves and leave them on your lawn.
  • Build a leaf pile now for compost next spring. If leaves are mixed in with your discarded produce, it will help to properly balance the carbon and nitrogen for next spring as well as control insects and also cut down on odor.
  • Leaf piles placed away from the house will provide a habitat for wildlife.

fall leavesFallen leaves carry between 50 to 80 percent of the nutrients a tree extracts from the soil and air, including carbon, potassium, and phosphorus. For garden plots, this means that a three-inch layer of  leaves spread over them will add organic matter, protect garden soil from compaction caused by rainfall and restrict weed growth.

If you mow over your fall leaves each week, they’ll break down over the winter and provide your soil with critical nutrients. The leaves will also shade the soil which will result in fewer lawn weeds next year.

The biggest takeaway here is that everything in your yard can serve a productive purpose and fall leaves are no different. With patience and planning, using your leaves for compost or leaving them in your yard after mowing them can provide an important nutrient dense building block for a healthier lawn in the future.

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Heidelberg Farms serves southern NH, Maine and northern Massachusetts. We are among over 500 Organic Land Care Professionals throughout the Northeast and beyond that are accredited by the NOFA Organic Land Care Program.

We take our role as land stewards very seriously and appreciate your consideration. We care not just about your lawn, but you! Call us at (603) 501 9919!

As summer begins to wind down and we move into fall, the topic of chemical lawns is still a critical one for our families and environment.

Everything we do to our lawns and gardens comes at a cost. Some of us might overlook the fact that the chemical agents used to “green thumb” your lawn affect the delicate ecosystem.

chemical lawnWhen an ecosystem is damaged or thrown out of whack, though, it can take years to rectify. The damage done affects more than just micro organisms in your soil that you don’t see, it also impacts plants, bees, flowers, birds, trees, and much more. Take this into consideration when you are about to unload a new round of chemicals onto your lawn.

Working with an organic landscaper

If we work with the all-natural checks and balances system nature has generously established, then we can begin to reverse the negative effects done to our ecosystem and environment. Once we replace the chemical substances with an organic method, the entire mini-ecosystem of your yard will be much more sustainable.

Invest in the land. Richer soil producers much healthier fruit and crops, which will ultimately result in us being healthier and feeling more energized. What we do to our lawns and gardens speaks volumes about our values and commitment to creating a better, healthier earth.

The impact goes far beyond only affecting you. Chemicals in our environment that start from our lawns and gardens will have an adverse affect on your family’s future generations. The change starts with you to make a healthier, smarter choice today. Do something the future earth will thank you for tomorrow!

Can’t afford an organic lawn care program? Are you sure? Is it ever too late to start reversing the harm? It is not as expensive as you think–And besides, can any of us really afford to not make an investment in the earth around us? What about our kids? Click HERE to learn more about our organic lawn care program.

Call us

Heidelberg Farms serves southern NH, Maine and northern Massachusetts. We are among over 500 Organic Land Care Professionals throughout the Northeast and beyond that are accredited by the NOFA Organic Land Care Program.

We take our role as land stewards very seriously and appreciate your consideration. We care not just about your lawn, but you! Call us at (603) 501 9919!