Should Mulch Be Placed Or Fallen Leaves Be Left To Protect Ivy For Winter

Question From: J. Riordan - Schenectady, New York, United States
Q: Nancy, we have severe winters in NY and last year, I had to replace our ivy patch with 8 flats it was so bad. Should I cover or mulch with leaves this year, or just let the leaves that fall on them stay? Thank you.

A: Either way is fine. Whatever works for you. I like to vacuum up the leaves with my WORKS Tri-Vac and then toss the shredded leaves back on the ground cover and use a broom to brush them in. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy