I have not covered my garden all winter, did not know I was suppose to until now. I am ready to plant my garden but want to know best way to prepare the soil and should I cover garden with bark? I am beginning a compost pile now
Margie, I think I know where your going with this.In the fall,I generally leave the leaves in the flower beds.I think it helps protect the plants in case of a really hard winter. In the spring I clean them out real good then mulch. Depending on what you are planting, check with a local garden center and they can give you some ideas. You may want to amend the soil,(put nutrients back),your compost may take a while so,get some over the counter fertilizer if needed. Happy Spring!