Many people spend Thanksgiving weekend raking leaves together during family and friend gatherings — strength in numbers. If you’d like to be friendly to the earth, take some conservation tips from the James River Association:
This fall, choose to capture all the carbon and nutrients in those leaves to do good work on your property. By retaining and composting leaves yourself, you ensure that the leaves don’t go down a storm sewer or become part of the waste stream. Plus you get to keep just what your landscape and garden needs.
Need more advice leaf mulching and composting? Check the Virginia Cooperative Extension.