Whenever people talk about planting with mulch already in a bed, they just say that they move the mulch aside and then plant
. It seems as if it's no problem for them. But for me it is such a problem! I try moving all the mulch aside, but then it's all over other plants
, there's no room for just the soil to be stacked without the mulch envading, etc! I just planted a new Daylily plant
that I got today and it was such a mess, with the mulch getting all throughout the soil! Is this going to hurt my plants
? I really wish I hadn't put that mulch in now. I'd much rather just mulch with organic matter so I didn't have to worry about it mixing in when planting. How long will it take for this mulch to disintegrate? Will the buried mulch (there is tons of it!) disintegrate faster? If so, how much faster? I hope it will be a LOT faster. I can't stand having this stuff in my soil.
I've also heard people say that their cedar mulch always makes it's way back to the top after rain, and that doesn't happen for me either! It just stays throughout my soil.