One thing to never do to your garden is remove all the dead plant material! Today we talk about why and take a peek at my garden before I do a little spring clean up!
I discuss working with nature and leaving the dead plant material standing in place over the winter, which provides habitat for insects, birds… and fairies!
Then, come spring, I do what I call chop and drop which is chopping and/or pulling up the rest of the plant material and leaving it on top of the soil. Those stalks that are too big to leave in place are tossed onto the compost pile or added to their own pile somewhere in the garden where I may want to create another bed for planting!
Most Important Tip
It’s so important to keep your soil covered to protect it from drying out. So having a layer of leaves, wood chips, or dead plant material to help keeps things moist is incredible. This also feeds the microorganisms in the soil as it breaks down, and if you want healthy thriving plants, you definitely need healthy thriving soil!
What can you experiment with this year to work with nature in your garden adventures? Let us know in the comments below!