Hey folks, I had two questions regarding sheet mulch, one of which I'm sure has been asked a million times. The first is regarding the time frame in which it will be able to be planted into. I've heard varying reports. Some people say you can plant into it immediately, others I've heard say you should let it decay for a bit. If I were to lay a sheet out in January or February (assuming there's not snow on the ground, and also assuming I can get the materials together), that should be enough time, correct? If it's not possible to do that early, if I were to wait till march or april, would that be too short of a time for it to be ready for planting? I would think that the material laid down is not decayed enough, and would result in poor plant growth, and possibly even plant death. I'm not sure though, so your thoughts/experiences on this would be helpful. The second question requires a bit of a backstory. I will be doing this sheet mulching on my parent's yard, which is almost 100% sand, since they live close to the beach. I was able to do liquid sedimentation to confirm this percentage, but have not been able to get nutrient/pH tests done yet, although that is high on my list of things to do, and will definitely be done before I do the sheet mulching so I know what amendments to add into the mix. What I'm wondering is if I should do some double digging of aged manure/compost/leaf mold before sheet mulching, since the soil is so poor, or will sheet mulching be enough to improve the soil? I don't want the nutrients that I add to immediately leach away, so I'm thinking the incorporation of high CEC humic material dug into the first foot of existing sandiness would be beneficial. Your thoughts on this? Also, any tips for further improving this sort of poor soil, or is what I have outlined above sufficient? Thanks in advance for your input!