Posted on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 09:30 am EST :
I was cleaning around the yard and found a bin that I had placed some garden clippings in had turned to compost (what a great surprise!) Is it too late in the season to lay on top of the perennial beds (ie roses, etc.)? Also, I need to lay wood chips because the weeds are everywhere. After I weed can I lay the compost and then the wood chips?
Posted on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 10:01 pm EST :
This would be the perfect time! Actually, any time you can add organic matter to your soil is a good time. The compost will feed the roots while they are slowing down during the fall. And then next spring, you will have a healthy POP! thanks to the nutrient rich addition!
Gardenshowlady- SC Lowcountry, Zone "8b"
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 09:21 am EST :
Ditto to what Carolyn said. In fact, fall is a great time to collect leaves as they fall from your trees and your neighbors' trees. Yes, I am a leaf thief!!! I lay the leaves all over my beds and by spring, they have decomposed into wonderful soil amendments and are in place as the plants need it. If you can shred the leaves by mowing them with your lawnmower or a leaf shredder, they tend to stay in place and not blow all over the place in the winter winds.
Kvilledude- North Carolina, Zone "7A"