When autumn comes and the leaves start falling and foliage dying, the garden needs a good tidy up and to be 'put to bed' for the winter.
Fallen leaves should be regularly raked off all lawn and planting areas paying especial attention to groundcover and herbaceous plants and herbs. These may be rotted off by being left under a layer of damp leaves. The best method of doing this is to use a rubber fingered or Springbok rake or a soft brush taking care not to damage the plants in the process. The leaves can be composted.