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Do I need to mix top soil with garden soil?

Zone 21157 | Jschae510 added on June 28, 2018 | Answered

I planted a Lilly garden and dug out about if foot of dirt. Most of the native soil was not useable due to the excessive rock. I filled the bed with bagged garden soil and bagged raised bed soil. Should I have also mixed in purchased top soil?

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MichiganDot
Answered on June 29, 2018

You should be fine. The non-topsoil parts of your mixes will break down over the years so your bed will sink ever so slowly. You can add a 50:50 mix of compost and topsoil (the type I buy has a bit of sand added to topsoil) over the bed to top it off when needed.

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