Bought Shrubby House, Now What?
Ok, so last fall, we bought this house, and it's got lots and lots of shrubs. On a fairly small suburban lot, too. We've pretty much gone under the assumption that it's fairly hard to really kill a shrub by overpruning, and that it's better to do it than to not.
So this weekend, we worked our rears off and pulled all the old mulch out, trimmed up, and put new mulch in. My question, though, is that now that we have all the nice new mulch in... when we trim in the future, how do we get the clippings out? Or dead leaves in the fall? Raking will just pull mulch out, and while I know it'll need to be freshened up in the spring, I can't pull mulch off every time I prune the bushes.
Do I need some kind of... tarp? For clippings around shrubs? Lol?
I hate shrubs. There must be near 75 in just this little yard. Euf. It's a lot of work for new homeowners!