Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2001 11:19
Subject: Re: Soil ammending
if you are going to replant near the maple, the roots will infiltrate the
bed even faster once they are amended. Just got to warn you from my own
experience. I have taken to planting hosta in large pots and using the texel
bags with spinout (inside out so the coating is on the outside). The bags are
cost effective (about $1.25 for a 5gal bag) and come in just about any size.
If anyone is interested I can post the distributer I use.
As far as what amendments to add: anything that is organic, available in
your area. I have used hardwood and pine bark mulch, peatmoss, leafmold. Also
I have added builders sand and water retaining polymers. I use whatever I have
at the time. Manure from vegetarian animals is supposedly very good also.