Soil in Shrub Bed - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by kd_treadwell
April 2, 2009
How do I prepare a garden around my shrubs? Do I need them transplanted or keep them where they are?

Answer from NGA
April 2, 2009


You should be able to cultivate the soil around your shrubs without having to remove the shrubs. Dig with a shovel or scuff up the soil with a hoe and remove any weeds, then spread a few inches of compost or other organic matter over the bare soil and dig it in. Level the soil and top with an additional 2-3 inches of compost or other organic matter. This mulch will help suppress weeds all season long. Enjoy your garden!

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