compost / mulching
I'm new this forum. I have been reading the posts here and everyone is friendly and helpful.
I'm trying some container plants, blueberries, citrus tree's.
lately, I have been having gnat and fly problems. I read this is due to soil being too moist. we have had some
rainy weather and lot of overcast days.
the plants are position in an apartment patio on the west
side. we have not gone into the CA summer yet so sun
is full throughout the day.
My question is regarding compost/mulching. how much to use
and only if that should be done in the spring/summer.
every article I read says to compost or mulch after
the tree/bush is planted. I also added a layer of wood shavings that was used a packaging material for the blueberries. the seller says it is not chemical treated
and it the type used for chicken coup.
I plan to remove few inchs of the top layer to hopefully
get rid of the gnat's.
thanks for your help!