Thanks! Would it be beneficial to have a cover crop in a small area like this? Buckwheat looks like a good cover crop, but maybe not for a small, shared area?
I read about using straw to cover the exposed area to keep weeds
out and moisture in. Would that be better? I thought I also read, though, that the decomposing straw might remove nitrogen from the soil.
It gets very, very hot here. Any ideas?