[gardeners] leaves

M T (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 21 Dec 2002 23:00:07 -0800 (PST)

 Finally had a beautiful day and time off to enjoy it!

 Ended up filling 4 plastic shopping bags from cleaning up after the
dog... LOL. It's been 2 months since I had time off and daylight when
the yard had been dry enough not to be too messy.
 We have had good rains consistently for several months. We went from
being low on rainfall this summer to 5 inches above normal for the year
and 16 inches above last years total. Thank God! 

 Thank you Margaret for the barrel and weedeater suggestion for
mulching the leaves! Had time to try it today. It's slow but it works
great. The Bradford pear has finally dropped most of its leaves. It
should be bare by the end of the week.

 We have had a wonderfully mild winter so far. Hoping for it to

 Still not sure whether to go with the 3 inch sand or gravel base for
the patio under the trees. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Good Gardening
Matt in Norfolk, Virginia    USDA zone 8

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