Don't put those trimmed brush and dried leaves at the curb. You can repurpose them in your yard to make it a healthier place.
- If you have clipping debris or dead leaves cluttering your yard, those items can still be of use in the garden.
- Dry them out, either during a sunny stretch of weather in your back yard or in rainy weather, in your garage or garden shed.
- Then grab a shovel and employ the technique Patrick Murphy, host of GLT's Grow calls back digging or double digging.
- Penetrate the soil with a shovel, like you're going to lift the shovel full of soil from the ground. Then, actually don't do that. Just leave the soil. You've just opened the ground up.
- Then take that dried debris and put in on the soil. After a bit, go over it with a rake.The debris will work into the crevices and add organic matter to your soil -- no fuss, no muss. Well, a little fuss and muss. But no running to the garden center to spend your hard earned cash on organic material to feed your soil! Cool beans!
- And if you have dried switches or small branches, you can collect them, then weave them in and out of gardening stakes place in a line along the soil and weave yourself a rustic and unique screen. That's a wattle!
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