Removing winter mulch

Asked April 12, 2018, 11:02 AM EDT

I have straw over my perennial gardens and want to know when I can remove it. Sun seems pretty warm during the days. I live in Edina

Hennepin County Minnesota mulch spring cleanup horticulture

1 Response

It is too early to remove mulch this spring. Once the weather is dependably warming, you can start to gradually remove a small layer at a time. Do not pull it all off at once. Usually by mid-May it is safe to remove it all.