Do i 'Grow' or 'Cover'??
I have for the 1st time moved to a little bungalow with a Garden (my previous home had a very small back yard) the Garden i have now, is coverd with weed suppressing membrane and lots and lots of Gravel stones complete with a surrounding path and stepping stones in between. I have taken up the path one side of the garden and bagged all the stones, the soil underneath has not seen the light of day for many years and is very compact, obviously no weeds or not even one worm! i am in the proccess of breaking it down, digging it over and adding manure ready for spring, my dilemma is, i dont know whether to then cover it to warm the soil or leave it open and plant seeds for green manure to dig in, in the spring. Would the ground benefit from air and light growing green manure or should i keep it covered?? any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank You. Sonia