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


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Answer from NGA
April 6, 2010

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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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