Can I mow my woodland garden?
Hello - this is my first year with a woodland garden. Actually, I have had it for two years but never bothered to look at it the first year. My question is this, can I mow the woodland garden without harm to the spring ephemerals? The garden is a natural woodland of about 1/2 acre - there are more woods, but this particular half acre is my 'yard'. It is overrun with weeds; burdock, garlic mustard (all pulled before seed) etc. I am sure there are sedges and other grasses that are right to be there - but I cant tell what belongs and what doesn't for the most part.
I don't really know much about woodland gardens, though I enjoyed the spring plants and have been reading up as much as I can find.
I sure would like to mow it though - is that bad?