We just moved into our home this year and are considering removing the mulch above the retaining wall and planting grass. We have tons of other mulched areas around the house to take care of and having some more green space would be nice. My question is, is there mulch there for a reason? Like water drainage? This is our first home and we are pretty clueless about landscaping. Any opinions would be appreciated!
could be that the former owners planted something under that mulch that hasn't come up yet. the only way to know is either wait for a few months to see, dig it up to see, or call the former owners & ask them. I'm betting that you may find some plants under that mulch, because I really don't see any other reason to have it there. did you move in after the early spring plants were done? such as tulips or daffodils? is there anything other than the tree there in that area?
Mulch is always there for a reason, sometimes simply because the gardener did not want to mow the area. You need to determine why that mulch is there and whether growing grass is better then not.
The sign of a good gardener is not a green thumb, it is brown knees.
We have lived here since the fall...nothing else is planted. The beds are all in bad shape. We are re-planting and mulching all the other beds around the house but I think we are going with grass here!
That area looks like a mess. I would certainly do "something" with it! But I don't like to mow and enjoy flowers more, so I'd likely plant some perennials there after I'd cleaned it out and re-mulch after the planting.
"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
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