Learn how to save time, money, and effort while still having the prettiest and healthiest garden in the neighborhood!! Plus, this tip is about as organic as you can get and just as eco-friendly!!
One of the best ways to garden, especially in a drought or very dry area, is to use leaves. Rake up a large pile of leaves leftover from Fall, and then spread them out evenly in the area that you have set aside for your garden.
Mix up some Miracle Gro Garden soil with some regular garden soil (whatever is cheapest), throw in some peat moss, mushroom compost, and a little bit of lime.
Take your dirt mixture and spread evenly over the leaves in the designated garden spot. You want the leaves to be about 6 inches deep, and you want the dirt layer to be 6-8 inches deep.
Now you can plant and water your new garden. Using leaves is great for a variety of reasons.
1. They hold the water so it doesn’t get wasted by being absorbed into the ground. So if you forget to water your plants, or if there is a drought, your plants won’t die as fast because of the retained moisture in the leaves below.
2. It saves you on money because the leaves take up about half the space that you would ordinarily need to put dirt.
3. As the leaves start to decompose, they release minerals and other plnat-healthy compounds that will fertilize your plants right at the base of the roots where it is needed most.
So use leaves to garden and save a lot of time and money.
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