This week's challenge comes from Jen.
This week, prepare your home for winter. Do at least one thing which will ensure that your winter is Eco-friendly. Need some ideas? Click HERE. If you are moving into spring/summer, prepare your home for the warm months ... you'll find some ideas HERE.
If you've already prepared your home for the cold (or warm) months ahead, we'd like to know what you've done. Please include tips, ideas and any do-it-yourself advice.
I plan on doing several posts about our "winterizing process." Yesterday, I covered Heating. Today, I will cover the Yard. Our yard is pretty big and we have some big, old trees that drop an unbelievable amount of leaves. Let me tell you how we are preparing the yard for the winter.
- Mulched leaves placed in compost bin, compost piles, flower beds, and garden. Mulched leaves provide protection for plants during the winter. In the garden beds, they break down to provide nutrients for the next growing season.
- Dried flowers and plants removed and placed into compost piles and bin to bread down.
- Rain barrel drained and stored. I was able to water every single plant, bush, and young tree. Next year, I will disconnect the rain barrel earlier so that I do not have a full barrel of water and have to spend over 1 hour pouring, carrying, and watering every single plant. (great exercise though!)
>> How are your preparing your yard for the cold weather months?