It may be hard to believe that we are heading once more into the season of ‘mellow fruitfulness’ and leaf fall, but heading that way, we are.
One of the highlights of the gardening year for me, is the autumnal display given by deciduous trees and shrubs, but what comes after that can be lethal as the autumn colours detach themselves from their trees and lie on the ground as potential slip hazards.
The garden pond is one area in which fallen leaves can wreak havoc, clogging it up and affecting both flora and fauna in the delicate ecosystem.
Prepare now and fit a pond net suspended just above the water level to catch these leaves before they get into the water. Believe me, emptying the net of wet and cold leaves is a far easier job than emptying the pond at a later date.
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