Remove leaf mulch?

Carolinaflowerlover NC Zone 7bFebruary 18, 2013

The leaf mulch is only a few inches thick at this point (at the most). I have crocuses, irises, and daylilies (as well as a few other things) trying to poke through, here in the Piedmont Triad. Do I need to remove the leaf mulch, or leave it for longer? Do I remove it at all, or just let it continue to break down?

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Just let it continue to break down. Those plants know how to get through it if it is just a few inches thick. And in our area, organic material degrades pretty quickly. Plus it provides nutrients to the plants and soil.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 8:39AM
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People that garden in really cold regions sometimes remove mulch to let the soil warm up in the early Spring - so you will see that advice out there. We're a bit warmer then they are so you don't have to and as it breaks down it feeds the soil.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 10:22AM
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Carolinaflowerlover NC Zone 7b

That's what I was hoping for. Thanks! :)

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 9:06PM
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