dillow dirt - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by anthonyimm
May 13, 2010
I recently purchased a yard of dillo dirt and used it to resoil a landscape area. I then planted some dwarf nandinas there but they are now looking pertty bad. I am wondering if the dillo dirt has something to do with it?

Answer from NGA
May 13, 2010
Dillo Dirt is the product of yard waste composting in the City of Austin. It is heated prior to being distributed so there will be no insect eggs or disease pathogens lurking in the product. I don't think using it for your nandinas will have any effect on the plants. More likely, your nandinas are just showing a little transplant stress. It can take 3-4 weeks for the roots to establish and the shrubs to grow, especially if the weather is hot. Just keep your plants watered well (one or twice a week, depending upon weather) and give your new nandinas a chance to adjust to their new homes. I'm sure they will perk up soon.

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