to clean or not to clean?

It’s that time of year when most flowers are starting to fade, the spring blooms are now dry and weedy and for those of us living out here in the west, everything is parched. Resist the temptation of cleaning up the flower beds. Many of the leftover stalks and leaves will decompose over the winter and find their way back into the soil, replenishing the nitrogen and other beneficial nutrients. You might consider planting a cover crop such as red clover. In many zones it will cover the ground and can be turned under during the spring. Clovers are nitrogen fixers so are very beneficial. Some of the local garden centers may also offer “green manure” which can be planted wait what?……

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