Sunday, March 28, 2010
Earth Day - April 22, 2010
What are you doing in your yard/garden for a sustainable lifestyle? Last fall I chopped up my leaves in my trusty shredder and spread them throughout my gardens. Granted, some of them blew back into the yard with our strong lake winds, but they were small enough to decompose where they landed. I dumped some in my compost pile and will be using those this spring to mulch more of my gardens with. During the long, cold, snowy winter I saved my kitchen scraps in a big, covered bucket. When it was full, and the weather wasn't too bad, I trudged down to the compost pile and emptied it. Most of it is still there waiting to be turned over but the squirrels and birds did have a few meals from my scraps. And that is fine, it's fun to watch them digging for treasure. This spring I'll have plenty of nutrient rich soil from the bottom of my compost pile to enrich my heavy clay soil with.
Earth Day/Sustainability Giveaway!!