preventing soil compaction after rain

louisianagal(z7bMS)February 24, 2013

Its been really wet, usually is all winter. But when i want to prune, weed, thin our trees, i have to step a bit in the garden. Today tried to lay a board down. Have some stepping stones too. Does the board really work? What do you all do?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
luckygal(3b)

LOL I use wet weather as an excuse to take a break from gardening!

However, I do leave stepping stones in many of the wide beds so the soil doesn't compact as much when I need to step into the beds. Using a board or stepping stones will spread your weight but the soil will still compact under them but at least it stops one from compacting many places. I'm now using heavier mulch and hope that will help as well.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 10:30PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kitteh(6 ohio)

I cultivate it after smooshing it (since there's really nothing there in winter other than bushes and weeds), and added paths in each flower garden.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 7:49AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ianna(Z5b)

Why not use wooden (open weave) welcome mats while working throughout the yard. You can easily carry it to the next location and it's open weave so compaction is reduced if not eliminated. No heavy stepping stone needed.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 10:49AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
reminder of spring
post your spring pics from last year This post was...
davids10 z7a nv.
HAVE: Weeping Willow & Tortured Willow Cuttings
I am rooting Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica) cuttings. I...
sweetannie4u
Jane's work in progress
Jane emailed me a picture of the project she's still...
aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada
Just a little test post -
I'm trying to see how the new posting works. First,...
ThinMan Z5 MI
Removing leaf mulch
Anyone in Northeast Ohio remove the leaf mulch (or...
schoolhouse_gw
Sponsored Products
Peri Bronze One-Light Bath Fixture with Vanilla Matte Glass
$166.50 | Bellacor
Progress Lighting Wall Mounted Arts and Crafts Collection Wall Mount Outdoor
$71.71 | Home Depot
Sleek Modern Shower Faucet Set with Hand Shower
TheBathOutlet
Drop 1 Pendant - 11 Grouping - Original BTC
$2,495.00 | HORNE
Round Bowl W / Ring Suspension
Lightology
Woodson & Rummerfield Marbleized 16" Wide Pendant Light
Lamps Plus
American Fluorescent | Aeon 16" Cloud Light
$490.60 | YLighting
Fleur-de-Lis Wall-mount Mailbox
$249.00 | FRONTGATE
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™