Protecting Your Garden this Winter!
Metro Natural Gardening Specialist, Carl Grimm, says to put nature’s leaves to work for you
Where will all the leaves go?
Leave some leaves on bare ground
Compost the rest
Chopping compostables speeds the breakdown process. Mixing brown materials like fall leaves with green materials such as fruit and veggie trimmings or grass clippings balances the diet of the microbes that make the compost for you. Maintaining the moisture to the dampness of a wrung-out sponge ensures those hardworking microbes have just the right amount of water to do their job. Compost is ready when it looks like soil – anywhere from a couple of months to a year.
For more information on growing a beautiful, productive garden without harmful chemicals and for a free booklet, call Metro Recycling Information at 503-234-3000 or click here.