Clearing autumn leaves from your lawn may be a boring job, but it’s vital for the health of the grass.
Leaving leaves where they fall will starve your lawn of light and can quickly cause fungal disease.
Once you’ve done the hard work – don’t throw away the leaves! These can be added to your compost heap or bin or, if you’re gathering large quantities, try making a leafmould.
Leafmould is great for top-dressing containers such as Rhododendrons and Camelias and adding to rockeries and woodland plants.
It’s also really easy to make: