I took a trip out to the woodland garden this past Saturday. It was a rather overcast and cold day. The temperature was in the low 30′s and the weather man was threatening snow showers for latter that night. I had not been to the woodland garden since early October when I blew down the water lines and winterized the trailer. Oh course as expected Mother Nature had decorated the area with a new coat of leaves hiding a lot of beauty of the woodland garden.
Of course I expected that as there are a lot of trees but as always the task looks a bit daunting. It would be okay to leave the ground the way it was and let the leaves compost themselves except that we have changed the area and have seeded lawn into a good portion of the lots and the leaves would quickly smother and kill out the grass that it has been a bit of a struggle to establish.
Aside from the grass there is also the thought that we do not want to provide shelter for too many of the unwanted local creatures like voles and mice. Plenty find there way there with out any extra help.
I also worry about fire stray sparks from a nearby campfire could easily spread through the dry leaves and cause a huge disaster which would not be a pleasant thought. So I set about the task of cleaning them up. After a few hours with the blower and some liquid refreshment I am able to get the eaves up and ready for the vacuum truck to come by and take to the large compost pile.
Here is the fruit of the labor that will soon be hauled to the compost pile here at Woodhaven Lakes
So there is another task completed and will make next spring easier. I am also planning a trip out this coming Friday to do some fine tuning in the beds. Also there are new photos being uploaded to the gallery latter today. Have A Great Week and Happy Thanksgiving to all my United States visitors.