Simple soil building for free: Autumn leaves make the best soil

The best soil comes from composted leaves.  It’s a process that’s been perfected by nature over millenia, so who are we to mess with it? Leaves from deciduous trees fall in autumn, they spend winter breaking down and by spring are the perfect organic additive for your garden. Simply rake them up and make a pile in a corner somewhere. Simple as that. So get out in that fresh autumn air and start raking.



  1. I’ve only just started to looking in to making my own compost. Handy little tip there as I have plenty of leaves in my garden and usually just bag them and bin them!

    • It’s such a cheap and simple idea. And you’re earthworms and microbes will love you for it 🙂