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Creating a Living Soil
Rain Garden with Living Soil
Rain Garden with Living Soil

Creating a Healthy Living Soil

This is probably your number one priority, since your plants will do so much better once you have this in place. Your garden is a natural system, so it will create a living soil on its own, but only if you have 100 years to spare! The heartening thing about this is that all you have to do is:

  1. Break up any really badly compacted areas of ground by lightly forking it over
  2. Apply either compost or compost tea
  3. Cover the soil in mulch at a depth of 2” – 4”
  4. Water once per week

If you were to do this you would have active, living soil within 2-3 months.

Rabbit Proof Plants

Rabbit Proof Plants

Decorative Pots in the Landscape

Decorative Pots in the Landscape

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