Labor Day is next week. Summer is almost over and fall is on its way back. You might have heard a famous author say that life starts again in the fall, and you should make sure that your Towson home’s landscape is ready for it. Can you start mulching in the fall? Yes, you can!
Get Your Garden Beds Ready
It might sound far away right now, but make no mistake, winter is coming. Any mulch you add now can help your garden beds survive until spring returns to Towson. Before you can start sprucing up your gardens, though, you have a few things to take care of first:
- Get rid of debris: If there’s any debris in your garden bed, you’ll need to move it before mulching anywhere. More often than not, this debris is from dead plants that have expired in the sweltering heat of summer. Your vegetables might have also wilted, too. If they don’t look diseased, you can turn them into compost. If they are diseased, then you’ll need to throw them away. If you need one, then a roll-off container comes in handy.
- Get rid of weeds: You’ll also need to spend more time getting rid of weeds. Weeds will be a thorn in your side all through the spring and summer. If they keep coming back, you’ll need to use some weed killer to eliminate the roots and prevent the seeds from sprouting.
- Rototill your soil: The next step is to rototill your soil. Sweetening the soil with some lime is an idea, especially if you’ve been unhappy with your garden yields in past years.
- Shred your leftover leaves: Leaves are going to start falling off of the trees around your Towson home. Collect them and reuse them as a free layer of mulch. Just be sure you shred them with your lawnmower first.
Using Living Mulch
Living mulch isn’t much different from regular mulch. However, you can use it to prevent soil erosion from devastating your garden and landscape during the winter offseason. Although effective, leaf mulch doesn’t look that good. That’s why living mulch can make a difference – and keep your garden interest even when it’s cold outside. Once you have chosen the living mulch you want, all you need to do is spread out the seeds after rototilling the soil, and then you can do all the mulching you want.
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