Preparing - Knowledgebase Question

Findlay, OH (Zone 5B)
Question by vfjones
March 24, 2007
We recently moved, and the former residents of our new home appear to have spread dog manure and then mulch over every existing garden/landscaping spot in the yard. Can I plant flowers or vegetables in this, or do we have a problem here?

Thanks,
Melissa


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Answer from NGA
March 24, 2007

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First thing I would suggest is removing the dog manure. Dog manure can contain pathogens.

For this reason I would be hesitant to plant vegetables now where the dog manure has been sitting; I would wait for at least a year. Ornamental plants however should be fine.

The mulch can be raked aside and re-used around ornamental plants. Again, I would use fresh mulch around vegetable plants.

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