Released On: 12/13/2011 7:53:25 AM
Old Man Winter is knocking at the door. He hasn't quiet made it in yet, but he is definitely there. Along with his arrival comes the falling of the leaves. Yes, that joyous time of year when we get to corral them up and figure out how to get rid of them.
If you have beds in your yard that you mulch, you know how aggravating it can be to put down fresh mulch, only to have it covered by falling leaves. Well, oh keeper of the rake, they are all but down - except for those pesky Oak leaves and they won't really come down until Spring when the new leaves push the old ones off. Now is the perfect time to put down new mulch in your beds and liven up your yard. If you buy pine straw, buy fresh straw that is gold and springy, not brown and crispy. Good straw not only looks better, it spreads farther and lasts longer, saving you money in the long run.
In the Spring, wait until the Oak trees leaf out, then mulch again. This will keep your new mulch from getting covered. You can get away with mulching twice a year if you use a quality product and time it right.If you really need to have your yard in absolute top shape year round, do a light coat in mid-summer to add some "pop". My wife will love that I added that in there.
Now I must leave you with it and go get "popped" for putting that last line in there.
"Keep your knees dirty and your yard clean."