Soil - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by anike_mckoy
May 17, 2010
I was turning over the soil in my flower bed this weekend and noticed that there were a ton of rocks and even some brick fragments not far beneath the surface. Should I get rid of all of that before I put down top soil and plant? Will leaving some in there have a big impact on how well my plants do? It's a lot to get rid of.


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Answer from NGA
May 17, 2010

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I don't think you need to remove every single rock or brick part. Doing so might mean screening your soil! I'd just work with it - spread 2-3 inches of compost or other organic matter over the top and then some pre packaged topsoil and mix everything into the bed to a depth of 8-10 inches. Then level the soil and plant your plants. Enjoy your new garden!

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