Starting a new heath/heather bed
I'm going to replace a piece of lawn near my property
border with a bed of heathers. My plan is to cover the
existing grass with newspaper and then overlaid with
fresh woodchips. The heathers will be planted right into
the bed at the same time by digging holes right into the
underlying soil. From reading up on the posts in this
forum it sounds like I shouldn't have to add too much
supplement to the bed? The woodchip should bring the pH
down and will provide some nutrients down the road.
Will the heather bed reduce water usage and maintance
needs as compared to a lawn?
I haven't started digging into the future bed yet but a
nearby dig revealed fairly heavy soil. I hope heathers
will do well in it.
Oh and my backyard is on the deer trail. Plus I have
a rabbit and a groundhog that visit from time to
Any advice for this first time gardener will be greatly