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Hello!  I recently ripped out my Rhododendrons and Hydrangeas.  We recently bought our house and they were really old and I wanted something different.  So we've taken out the bushes and the roots and now want to start to prepare to plant a new garden.  

Before I plant something new do I need to do anything to the existing soil?  



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,797

    Hi Jenny. Dig in some well rotted manure if you can get hold of any or failing that some fresh topsoil and a general fertiliser. Good luck image

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,527

    The old shrubs will have impoverished the soil. Dig as much compost or well rotted barnyard manure in as you can get. Make sure any perennial weed roots are removed before you replant. Add a good handful per square yard of blood fish and bone to the soil, before you replant. You might want to check the pH level to see whether the soil is acid or alkaline.

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