Preparing a flower garden - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by kyablinsky
March 18, 2009
What should I do now to start preparing my perennial and bush garden for the warmer weather? There are a few perennials starting to grow, but many aren't out yet.What should I do to the ground before the plants come out? I live near Pittsburgh, PA


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Answer from NGA
March 18, 2009

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If your beds are already planted, a layer of organic matter over the bare earth will help suppress weeds and slow water evaporation. Use 2-3 inches of compost over the top of the soil and your beds should be weed free all summer long. Enjoy your landscape!

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