Composting
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Compost or much or both?

Zone San Gabriel Valley, Calif, 91780 | MillerIce3 added on June 7, 2017 | Answered

The soil in my plant area around the outside of my house is very try and lacks nutrients. (I live in Southern California) In fact it dries out very fast even after watering. I am kind of confused about whether to use compost or mulch to improve the soil. Should I first mix compost into the soil and then layer the soil with mulch? We are restricted to watering twice a week so really need help to keep it moist. Thanks for any information. Dale Miller Temple City, Calif MillerIce3@aol.com

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chavez1961
Answered on June 10, 2017

Add both. When you water, add water slow and longer. The mulch will help keep the moisture in check til the next time you water.

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