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Q.Planted Dichrondra seed 6 weeks ago, now covered with my ash tree leaves-what now?

Zone 85305 | Anonymous added on November 18, 2019 | Answered

Do I rake or blow off my tree leaves or shall I leave them on my new Dicondra for insulation?

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Answered on November 18, 2019

A heavy leaf litter mulch will impair sunlight that is needed for the new growth. Raking may loosen and disturb the minimal rooting of the young dichondra, so I would recommend a blower to remove the leaf litter. But direct the force of the blower air across the surface to lift and blow the leaves away, and not down into the surface too hard where you may blow soil and dislodge weakly rooted plants.

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