What to do this month Clear leaves, re­vive lawns and lift and di­vide peren­ni­als to make more

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Leaves can make paths and pa­tios wet and slip­pery in winter. Col­lect them from paving and from lawns, where leaves can smother the grass. Put the leaves in black plas­tic bin lin­ers, pierce the bot­tom and sides of the bags to let air and water in and stash them be­hind the shed. Ev­ery now and again, check that the leaves haven’t dried out. If they have, drench with a wa­ter­ing can or hose. It’ll take a year or so to pro­duce fri­able dark brown leaf­mould that’s per­fect for adding to potting com­post or us­ing as a mulch in wood­land bor­ders.

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