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Re: Berms

    Berms are wonderful . I happen to think most landscape projects greatly
benefit from them.  I assume you have looked at ways to improve drainage .
    What we did is just layered using newspaper ,bark and finally compost.
The plants were put in at the top and the soil/compost was brought up to
them.  The layering in it's self improved drainage for us.Try to get a nice
even slope like a  natural rolling hill not just a pile of dirt. That takes
looking from all angles. You also have to be aware that the soil will settle
so it has to be higher that your final planned height. Think raised bed. We
top ours off every year with fresh compost.

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From: <Tigerliley2@wmconnect.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 2:25 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Berms

> I had two large shrubs which were half dead removed......I had them leave
> hole and not fill in with dirt......the hole still has water in it two
> after rain.......the shrubs probably drowned.......maybe I should have a
> there.....what are the basics of making a berm?
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