Timing of removal of leaves

Asked April 4, 2020, 1:57 PM EDT

When should I remove the layer of leaves that is on the garden bed? Thank you.

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

To protect pollinators it is best to wait until night temperatures are in the 50’s.

Mulch can be removed as soon as the snow melts underneath. If the mulch is protecting tender plants it needs to be put back if a hard freeze is predicted. Spring is the opposite of fall when one waits for things to freeze before putting down mulch.