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I just completed two large retaining walls, each about 25' x 20' and filled them with topsoil. I knew I could not do any serious garden planting before winter hits here in upstate NY zone 5, but a friend suggests I put down winter rye just to get roots in the dirt and organic activity going.

Isn't it better to leave these large topsoil areas bare until Spring? Won't planting grass make adding a garden more difficult?

Ps I know nothing about whether people plant flowers and such in grassy areas.
 

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Ah ok thx both of you. My concern was that I'd be committing to a grass bed permanently. Winter rye it shall be.
 
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