Winter is a great time for the soil in your garden. Plants stop growing and taking nutrients out. They also shed leaves and or flowers which form a blanket on the ground, slowly rotting and releasing nutrients back into the soil. So, put away your rake and let nature do its work!
When we first move into our house we inherited a gardener who was very old-school in his methods. His idea of a job well done was a cleanly-raked garden with all the leaves, twigs and plant matter bagged for the Municipality to collect. As a consequence of this, the soil was sandy, red in colour … Read more