garden

How to Make a Nutrient-Rich Fertilizer by Composting Leaves

How to Make a Nutrient-Rich Fertilizer by Composting Leaves | Diary of a DIYer

One of the best parts of fall is watching the trees change from vibrant shades of green to burnt hues of red, orange and yellow.

One of the worst? Raking leaves. It’s tedious and time consuming, and don’t even try to attempt it on a windy day.

But this year, instead of bagging your leaves up and leaving them on the side of the road for pickup, try composting them. Composted leaves provide a rich fertilizer for your veggie and flower gardens. It’s a lengthy process which is why you should start now while you’re getting your yard ready for winter.

…And did I mention it’s free? 

Autumn Yard Upkeep: How to Winterize Your Lawn & Garden

Autumn Yard Upkeep: How to Winterize Your Lawn & Garden | Diary of a DIYer

You’ve worked so hard all spring and summer for a beautiful yard with some serious curb appeal. Don’t let it go to waste once the seasons start to change.

Winterizing your lawn and garden is a fairly simple task – you’re probably already doing most of what I’ll be mentioning in this post. It’s all about timing and strategy. Plan accordingly and do the prep work now to make sure your lawn and garden will bounce back to life once spring rolls around.