So I've been working on clearing our yard to make room for planting vegetables and also laying stone/rocks or flagstone pavers, etc. There are a couple large Jacaranda trees just outside of the yard wall where the branches overhang. So when the seeds/pods/flowers bloom and shed, they fall into the yard, covering a good portion. It gets pretty messy. I was wondering what would allow for the easiest cleanup in terms of ground cover if I were to go with decorative rocks versus flagstone pavers versus other... currently we have nothing out there - it's just a mixture of dirt, woodchips, the latest bloom from the Jacaranda and other stuff.
One other question: with all this other stuff that's gotten mixed in with the soil, is it a good idea to plan vegetables on this ground?