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Q.Poor Soil Under A Yew Tree, How Can I Improve The Soil And What Will Grow.

Zone SP61FH | Anonymous added on July 31, 2023 | Answered

The yew tree is very large although recently been trimmed, we planted some bulbs last year but I’d like to grow something else, how can I improve the soil and what would you recommend to grow.

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Answered on August 3, 2023

It's best not to plant anything under a tree. Digging around beneath a tree can damage the feeder roots of a tree, which are usually within 12 inches (30 cm) of the ground.

Spreading two to three inches of natural mulch out to the dripline of the tree will protect the roots and will improve the soil as it breaks down.

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