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Old April 13th, 2011, 04:42 PM
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Question about Top-Soil.

We bought soil in the yellow bag,from Hamilton Sod and are going to put much more soil in my flower-gardens.
My question is,in covering the shoots coming up,with at least 2 inches of soil,would that harm them??
Dumb question,I know,but I have never done that before
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Old April 13th, 2011, 04:47 PM
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No it won't hurt them at all...we always add a layer of mulch this time of year and the stuff grows right up thru...but then again so do the weeds.....
We used to when we were in town cover our lawn with mushroom compost about an inch all over and the grass was the best on the street...now with 4 acres we don't want it to grow.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 05:02 PM
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We used to when we were in town cover our lawn with mushroom compost about an inch all over and the grass was the best on the street...now with 4 acres we don't want it to grow.
I've never heard of mushroom compost , sounds great.

I know the feeling of not wanting the grass to grow to quickly.

chico, there are some plants that are sensitive to having too much soil on top of them, I think peonies are one, but in general as long as you don't pack the soil down hard you should be OK.

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Old April 13th, 2011, 05:07 PM
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Peonies are definitely not sensitive to being buried--when we did our back garden, we put up a garden wall of two railroad ties and filled it with soil--right on top of some peonies. Those lil blighters are still coming up! One of the few plants that not even hazel seems to kill! There are some plants, though, like irises, that prefer their tubers to be close to the surface... I know there are others I've...ahem....eliminated accidently by burying them, but I can't remember which ones... There have been so many!
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Old April 13th, 2011, 05:09 PM
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Peonies are definitely not sensitive to being buried--when we did our back garden, we put up a garden wall of two railroad ties and filled it with soil--right on top of some peonies. :
Well maybe they were different peonies that I bought, I was told by the nursery where I bought mine from that they won't flower if I plant them too deep.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 05:16 PM
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You might just have to give them a little time--ours came up but didn't bloom the first couple of years. That third year, though--holy catz!!! Glorious!
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