I have recently adopted a corner lot to manage as a community garden space with a few other residents. The space had been used in the past as a garden space, but has sat untouched for a few years. Most of the lot is grass. Our gardening group would like to turn a few sections of the lot into native perennials. However, we have a few questions about turning the soil.
When is the best time to turn the soil? How many weeks or days before planting? Also, is it better to remove the grass that we turn or let it break down on its own?
We do have access to free compost that we will be adding to the soil, but are also not sure when the best time for that is. One gardener suggested the same time we plant and another said earlier is better!?
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!THANKS!