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How to bring a yard back after vegetation killer concentrate

Zone Zone 6a | ferney1c added on June 3, 2012 | Answered

We have a big backyard that Scott's Vegetation Killer concentrate was used on this year's and in previous years. Now we have the opportunity to really turn this yard into a beautiful paradise! What should we do to support bringing the soil back so we can plant grass and plants? We are also having a tree cut down. Would it be harmful to the recovery of the soil to presently spread in the yard some of the mulch that would be created? I've read that mulch will not prevent me from fertilizing the soil.

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Heather
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Answered on June 9, 2012

Residential weed killer is required to break down in a very short period time so you should not have any problems with the chemicals affecting your project.

Since you are starting from scratch, I would strongly encourage you to have the soil tested to learn what you need to build up great soil. This article has more on soil testing:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/testing-soil.htm

In general, this article will help you with soil improvement:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/vegetable-garden-soil.htm

As long as the tree is not diseased, the mulch is a great thing to use in your yard. It can help conserve water, keep down weeds, it breaks down and adds organic material to the soil and just make life a little easier for a gardener.

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