Will adding more soil around an existing lilac bush harm it?
I am building a raised flower bed around and older lilac bush and was told that adding more soil will kill the lilac bush. Will this harm or kill my lilac bush?
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When we first moved into our home in town, two lilac bushes had portions of their root systems poking up through the ground surface. I cover the areas with 6 to 8 inches of new amended soils and they did just fine. So adding more soils for your raised flower beds should not be a problem.