landscaping and gardening in mountain regions
I have house in Poconos,PA. I want to create a little garden over there,but there a lot of trees around the house,like oaks and maples and there is a lot of leaves falling down in fall.So I'm not sure what to do.May you suggest something? Thank you
Submitted by ynisnevich

Hi,

 

Thanks for writing. Falling leaves typically don't harm most perennials if you rake them up in early winter. You can rake the leaves into your lawn, run them over with a lawnmower a couple of times, and then sprinkle them back over your garden for a wonderful winter mulch that will continue to improve your soil over time.

 

There aren't any special tricks to growing perennials in these kinds of conditions except for choosing varieties that like shade and tolerate soil that's a little on the dry side (unless you water them extra) as tree roots absorb lots of moisture.

 

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com

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