- Apr 18, 2011
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- North Eastern Pennsylvania Zone 5b
Is it a spot you cleared or a spot where things won't grow?What can I do to make this area soil healthy to plant in for next year?
I mostly have raised beds but I would like to start planting a few things in ground. What can I do this year to repair for next year. Besides buying a bag of dirt an throwing it on top.
It has been surprising to me how much the bark has deteriorated beneath that. Previously, it was beaten up and rather mixed up with soil but it almost all deteriorated away.
Our total property is 1acre-ishCardboard covered with pine shavings (or cedar shavings ONLY if there will be no livestock there) works, too.
Everything breaks down eventually. If thick, it will be harder for the weeds, but there is NO forever substance, bc even cement and ashphalt get cracks for weeds to grow in.
I have used GroundClear to kill weeds, then cardboard, then some kind of mulch and that works FOR A SEASON.
I don't think that you have the amount of acreage that I do--weed clearing/mowing on 5 acres. You can handle it, if you make the work into bite sized pieces to handle.