Fall Garden Preparations
This weekend I stopped working on my greenhouse to see if I could erradicate some of my weeds and begin to place more shredded bark on my garden beds and clean out my pond by removing all the leaves from the waterlilies and other plants. I was able to finish cleaning my pond, but have a lot of work left in my flowerbeds.
My flowerbeds are so large that it takes tons of shredded bark to get everything covered. I found out that if I refresh the mulch that was placed last year in one of my beds, that the task is MUCH easier. In all the rest of my beds I allowed the mulch to completely break down the weeds are just thriving and there is no moisture in the beds. They are taking me much longer to mulch and I am not liking the task.
Do most of you refresh your mulch every year or perhaps every other year? Does that make the task easier for you as well?
I generally cover my roses with a combination of peat moss and soil. I have to get that done before mid November. I would still like to add compost to more of my shrubs and roses also. Not sure that there will be enough time for adding compost with everything else that needs to be done.
What are the rest of you doing?