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Seeding and leaf mold

Posted by MarkeMark 7b (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 14, 12 at 12:30

I just finished mowing the last of the leaves from the fall and I think I'm going to do a wildflower mix in this area. In some parts of the area the leaf material is built up and it's hard to tell were the leaf mold ends and the soil begins. My plan is to turn it under but afraid to stir up the weed seeds. I might do this next year if the wild look doesn't work for me. Should I remove the ground up leaves and sow the seeds directly on the soil or just let it ride.

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RE: Seeding and leaf mold

Should I remove the ground up leaves and sow the seeds directly on the soil

Yes, just rake it back. Otherwise germination will be quite limited. Once they sprout you can gently rake it back in place to use as a mulch to help retain soil moisture.


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