Soil
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Preparing Soil

Zone Zone 10 | Anonymous added on March 18, 2020 | Answered

Hello, I have a blank canvas hill. I've just removed all weeds, etc. I'd like to prevent future weeds - (a). And, I'd like to prepare the soil for planting both fruit trees and decoratives. Can you please help me with some suggestions and the order in which I should do thigs. I would really appreciate any help you can afford. Thank you. All the Best, Arpine

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on March 19, 2020

Enriching your soil with compost and tilling it in is a good way to prep the soil for the transplant. Make sure to put down garden bed liner anywhere there will not be a plant or tree. This can help with weeds, but unfortunately, to have a weed free area will require both chemical means and diligence with manual labor. It is quite difficult to prevent all weeds in an area without both.

This article will help you in preparing the soil: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/improving-garden-soil.htm

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