Flip your spring and slide cleanup into abundant meals gardens

BELFAST – The Belfast Garden Club’s Jan. 18 speaker collection characteristics Teddy Mattson talking about the positive aspects of hügelkultur, a conventional gardening technique from Germany and Austria that interprets to “mound backyard.” The presentation will be offered by Zoom from midday to 1 p.m.

The process consists of constructing a mound of woody particles and burying it in soil. Mattson will reveal the philosophy, ecological rules, and useful steps to constructing effective hügelkultur gardens out of landscape debris, from complete trees down to lawn clippings. He will also address essential how-tos, strategies and methods for streamlining the process, and some ideas concerning what not to do which include working with invasive crops, messy construction, and creating on steep slopes. 

Hügelkultur is a conventional gardening approach from Germany and Austria that translates to “mound garden” that uses cleanup debris and encourages beneficial fungal advancement. Contributed image

Mattson stated there are a number of positive aspects to this fashion of gardening which include a system by which to use up all landscape debris accrued just after spring or tumble cleanup. “Everything you generate can be set to use,” he explained.  Hardly ever send out your brush and leaves to the burn pile or transfer station all over again.