I mowed the grass for the last time this year. It was pretty high and thick in some areas. I’m not much of a mulch fanatic, but when I saw this, the very best of all mulches,

I thought – why can’t I get such a great supply of mulch in the middle of summer when I need it most (not enough rain or time to rake it up). Instead of letting it go to waste, I realised I could use it now too on the newly turned dirt.

Or around trees and bushes.

But I’ll have to keep an eye on it and check that it doesn’t become a hiding place for bark and root eating rodents.