Help, I'm very new to this gardening hobby as I usually just get the chance to do container stuff. THe previous owner of our new house was an avid gardener and wonderful perenials are growing in nicely. She had her beds covering in cedar mulch? (the brownish chips).
What purpose is it for?Weeds? I personally do not like the look of it; i prefer the look of the soil. As I was cleaning out the beds of debris/leaves, I got rid of a lot of the chips. Was this ok? Now that most is gone, the soil looks tired? What next?? Add new soil??
Help please, my neighbours are also great gardeners and I feel them peering at me through the windows!!!!!