urvive digging up, thinning and replantiing in winter?
Unfortunately, your photos did not come through, and I am unsure of the type of plant in question. I can't be sure of exactly what is going on, but this does sound like it could be nutrient related, or soil pH related. These will help you to check:
d also like to chop up the leaves in my yard this year and attempt to make a leaf compost. Will the soil be okay come spring, with the combination of chicken manure plus a large amount of chopped leaves. I feel like this isn't technically compositing and I am worried the manure might be too "hot" come spring and burn my plants.
Certainly! To ensure your soil is okay come spring with chicken manure and chopped leaves, follow these tips: Properly compost the manure with carbon-rich materials, age the compost for a few months by refraining to add anything during the time before planting, test your soil in spring, apply the compost in moderation, and consider plant selection based on your soil's richness. This will help enrich your garden soil without harming your plants.
I created a brand new garden with new dirt and a new weed barrier this spring. My garden grew really well but I don't know what I'm to do next besides removing the plants. Do I remove the weed barrier and keep it and put it back in in the spring or can I leave it there for the winter? Thank you
You can leave it for the winter and till it degrades in a few years.
hould I cut whole limbs or just remove the leaves? I reside in southeast Michigan.
General comment: Plants begin to harden off for winter once days get shorter and soil temperatures go below 50F. Chlorophyll production stops and the pigment starts to degrade, revealing orange, red and yellow colors that were masked by the green. Also, a layer of cells, known as the abscission layer, starts to grow between the leaf stalk and the twig holding it, eventually promoting leaf drop. It is difficult to comment further without knowing a lot more about the type of tree/plant, variety, more of its history and posting pictures so we can see what you are seeing.
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