Roses forum→Over amended soil

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Dallas (Zone 8a)
lawnhunter
May 30, 2020 6:22 PM CST
I recently planted some new dawn climbers and mixed a 50/50 wood fines to native clay soil to plant in. The soil drains great and the plants are doing wonderful but I fear they will start sinking over time as the organic matter breaks down. Can I make a clay slurry and water that in hoping that will prevent any sinking or should I just lift the plant and add new soil when the time comes?
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
May 30, 2020 8:35 PM CST
Leave it alone! There's no way to tell if it will sink or not so don't try and fix what ain't broke yet. If it sinks you can repair it then but why upset a happily growing healthy rose in the mean time. You can always do a top dressing or mulch to fill in if it sinks some. That never hurts a rose. Roses need very good drainage so you want to stay as far away from clay as possible.
Dallas (Zone 8a)
lawnhunter
May 30, 2020 10:37 PM CST
Your are right seilMI. Guess I'm overthinking it.

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