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Mother Nature has a way of encouraging us to live in the moment and, at the same time, preparing us for things to come.  While mulch mowing the leaves on the March Bank during the balmy temperatures of last week, I nearly mowed the first snowdrop.  November 19th; this is the earliest date I ever recall […]

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Mulch Mowing 101

How many trees do you have in your garden? Two? Five? If you have five trees on your property, then you might find yourself raking up to a million leaves. By observing the efficiency of the Winterthur staff as they take care of tons of leaves each autumn, I have learned a few tricks. In fact, […]

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This year I have really focused on putting my garden to bed efficiently. Despite the rain I have taken advantage of every break in the weather to run out and mow, cut back plants, and turn over beds. I can honestly say that I have not raked a single leaf this year, and my garden […]

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“… a mature, healthy tree can have 200,000 leaves. During 60 years of life, such a tree would grow and shed 3,600 pounds of leaves, returning about 70% of their nutrients to the soil.” Wisconsin County Forests webpage   Think about how many millions of leaves will be gathered here at Winterthur and in the […]

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