Hedera helix - Knowledgebase Question

Skokie, Il
Question by lziskind2
April 6, 2010
I plant English Ivy outdoor and some of them dies after winter , leaving enpty spots. I tried to palnt the same type iVy again in the same spot but they refuse to stay. Anything I need to do to prepare ground or clean it up in special way before I would plant next time? Thanks, Leonid

Answer from NGA
April 6, 2010


It does sound as though there's something not quite right with the soil, doesn't it? I'd dig the areas and add some compost or other organic matter. Dig down a good 6-8 inches just to loosen the soil in case it's compacted that far down. Spread organic matter over the spot and dig it in well. Then plant your ivy. I think you'll see a great improvement next year.

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