Soil Problems

Adding Topsoil to Yard/Garden Area

Kirsten added on September 2, 2011 | Answered

I put the cart before the horse and planted several (3 dozen) perennials before we planned to bring in topsoil for the groundcover areas. Do I need to lift the plants to be at the same grade as the new topsoil grade? Is there an easier solution?

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Answered on September 5, 2011

If you will only be adding an inch or 2 to the area with the topsoil, you can leave the plants in the ground and just fill in around them. If you will be adding more than that, I would recommend that you lift the plants and replant them after the topsoil is down.

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