Leave the Leaves and Seed Heads to Support Overwintering Wildlife

| Care, Video

For years, horticulturists recommended cleaning up and cutting back plants in the fall as best practices to reduce recurrences of pest and disease issues, but we know so much more now — and we know better. In this video, I explain the benefits of leaving the leaves and plant debris all winter.       […]

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Why to Leave the Leaves

| Care

One of the best decisions that gardeners can make to increase the diversity of wildlife on the land that they steward is to “leave the leaves.” This easy-to-remember turn of phrase means refraining from raking, blowing, or mowing the fall leaves that butterflies, bees, moths, spiders, toads, salamanders and other critters rely on for habitat […]

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