Oct 28th, 2008

Podcasting about Lawn and Leaf Management — What Will They Think of Next?

I love modern technology. How can you not love it when you can listen to a podcast on  Lawn and Leaf Managment: “Leave” Them Alone, from the Virginia Cooperative Extension.  Plus get added tips on how to make compost from yard waste. Tidbits such as this might just change your perspective on how to manage your leaves this fall, so go ahead and give a listen. And if you don’t do podcasts, don’t worry, they’ve got it in PDF form too.  I mean, who knew that you could just mow instead of rake and bag?

A Purdue University research report entitled “Leaf Mulching Effects on Turf Performance” showed that up to 4,000 lbs of maple leaves per acre could be mulched with no negative effects on turf quality, color, thatch accumulation, soil pH change, weed populations or disease.

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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