Should I mulch the wooded back lot or do something else?
Just bought a place in a town close to Boston. Love the 1 acre we got, but 1/3 of it is wooded and looks like previous owners did zero to maintain it. Walking into that area gets you covered by ticks and I assume it is prime area for mosquito breeding too.
I have a toddler and I am sure she may run in there while she catches me off-guard, because little lady is fast.
So I need to clean it up. Saplings I can take out. I did find some poison ivy vines going up two trees, so that will be battle on it's own.
Torn between covering large area with either needle or pine bark mulch. Or maybe there is some ground covering I could seed/plant that would make the area more walkable and less of a mess. Open to all suggestions but keeping it the way it is.