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Val  Send Val a private message!


Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 09:31 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

I raked back the shredded bark mulch in one of my gardens with the intent to add compost, plant some new perennials and replace the mulch. I discovered that the mulch is incorporated into the soil in some areas as deep as 3-5 inches...in some spots there are pockets of the shredded bark under the soil. Do I need to dig it all out and replace the soil? The plants in this garden are: boxwood, euonymous, peonies and iris.

Thanks!

Val

Val - New Brunswick, Zone "4b"
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Rain1950  Send Rain1950 a private message!


Posted on Friday, July 07, 2006 - 05:04 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

No! That's what mulches do; break down into the soil. This is just another form of composting.

Rain1950 - Washington, Zone "8"

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