colour photo of leaves on a woodland floor

Leave the leaves! Our Wildlife Group would like to suggest that we clear leaves from lawns and paths but leave them on open ground and in our borders so that earthworms, beetles, bees and and other invertebrates can flourish in the leaf litter. The leaves will also protect our plants and build better soil. Benefits of leaving the leaves include habitats for beneficial insects including pollinators, less water runoff, healthier soil, and less air and noise pollution. Leaving the leaves saves you time, money (free mulch!) and helps the planet. Tidying our gardens just got easier! See this short video for more.