Make plenty of leaf mould to attract wildlife
Gather up leaves and let them rot down to make leaf mould. Break them down by running a mower over them. Then keep them in a wire cage to stop them blowing away or put them in bin liners with a few holes for air circulation. Neatly arrange them in a shady corner of the garden and water them and wait for a year or so till they turn into soft useable compost. Meanwhile they will attract wildlife like spiders and beetles!
From: The Natural Garden Handbook Caroline Foley