Newbie Question: Should I mulch in the fall?
This is my very first garden. I finally have the soil prepared and might plant a few things this fall (some lettuce, perhaps). I originally planned to put down newspapers and mulch over them. But I am wondering if the papers and mulch will interfere with planting seeds in the spring.
Should I wait until the spring plants are somewhat mature and then mulch?
Also, would you use straw or municipal leaf mulch?