There is a lot to see at ground level this time of year!
While at the nursery or walking around your yard observe what’s happening at ground level!
Of course there’s mulch…
But also Acorns (English Columnar and Chinquapin OaksBelow),
samaras (Shantung Maple),
and various seed pods (Mimosa and Popcorn Trees Below) are falling to the ground…
Leaves in a rainbow of colors are accumulating..
New Mexico Alder
These all return life and / or nutrients to the soil. Let them accumulate, decompose, build your soil, and feed your landscape….
If you need to move them, place them in your garden space or under your landscaping trees and shrubs or compost them.
Don’t Burn, Bag, or Haul them away as they return vitality to your soil…….
Photos and Narrative by:Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist