PRE­PARE YOUR PATCH

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LONG grass and weeds are al­ready grow­ing vig­or­ously around small, de­cid­u­ous fruit trees. If un­con­trolled, this growth robs the soil of nu­tri­ents be­fore trees come into spring growth. Win­ter is a great time to ap­ply heavy mulches di­rectly over com­pet­ing weeds, smoth­er­ing them. It then rots down to feed and en­rich the soil so the trees get a fly­ing start in spring.

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