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Elysian Seasons Newsletter, April 2017
April 19, 2017
Dear Subscribers!

Welcome to our first edition of the Elysian Seasons newsletter!

Haven't we been having some glorious weather lately? The colours of the leaves throughout Canberra is a sight to behold!

On that note though, they do fall to the ground and create quite a mess in our gardens.

One thing we're regularly asked is, "can I compost my leaves?". The short answer is, "yes!" and it is a great cost-saving addition to your Spring garden as the leaves are full of nutrients that can be returned to the soil. There are a couple of steps to getting a good result from the leaf litter.

Here's how to do it:

1) Rake up your leaves into low piles
2) Run your lawn mower over them to cut them into smaller pieces
3) pack them lightly into either plastic bags or your compost bin (don't over pack!)
4) Mix in some manure (chook, horse or cow poo is great, but not dog/cat poo!), close the lid and leave them in a sunny spot for the Winter

It takes between 4-6 months to make a leaf litter compost so if you rake them up early Autumn, you'll be good to go come Springtime!

They break down into a crumbly mixture which is great to use either as a mulch for your Spring seedlings or to add to your existing compost to make it spread further.

But! If this all seems like a lot of hard work, you could just give Daniel a ring to rake and take them away for you!

On another note, we now sell GIFT VOUCHERS!, and Mother's Day is coming up soon... (wink wink). Why not gift your Mother a garden tidy up?

The vouchers are transferrable and valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. You specify the amount! Give us a call for more information.

Wishing you all a lovely and relaxing Autumn.

Georgia and Daniel.
Elysian Landscape
Ph: 0451 787 257

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