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Remove leaf mulch?

Posted by carolinaflowerlover 7b (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 18, 13 at 18:49

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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RE: Remove leaf mulch?

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.

RE: Remove leaf mulch?

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.

RE: Remove leaf mulch?

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

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