An elderly farmer once told me, "In 90 years of living, I've learned one thing. Change is the only constant." The fall of 2017 would make him smile. Everywhere I look, people are exploring new ideas in land care--and some of them are as old as the hills. If even some of these trends take hold, our individual and commercial landscapes will be notably different in the near future. Please use the link above to learn more.
It's November in New England. Got leaves? More to the point, are you hearing leaf blowers? This week's column in the New London Day put a rake into this topic to see if there's a way to find inner peace around leaf blowers. Visit the link: "When Leaf Blowers Go to Charm School."
Some people say there are two ways of looking at everything. This certainly applies to our autumn leaf bonanza. We can view it as a big, boring yard job--or as a tremendous free source of soil fertility for the coming year.
There are five ways, by my count, to capture the value of leaves. See my latest article, "Put Leaf Mulch to Work," in New London's Day newspaper for some ideas. If you're having trouble with the link, please download the file below.