Start a compost pile!
Get access to self-made compost soil, full of microorganisms. A fantastic soil amendment and nutrient that the plants and the garden can reuse. Your own cycle.
Here's how to get started:
Choose a shady spot for your compost.
At the bottom you have twigs and thicker stems.
Then alternate with leaves, flower bed cleaner, fallen fruit and the last grass clippings. If you sprinkle some chicken manure between the layers of the compost, the leaves break down faster. Finish with some soil from a flower bed to favor the microlife.
Finish by covering with straw to protect against the winter cold.
In the spring, stir the compost. Then leave it undisturbed for the next year and water it if it gets too dry.