soil for japanese maples- all new
Due to lousy, lousy soil issues at present, I'm considering, over a year or so, of basically "making" my own soil in a raised raised bed for 2 japanese maples I have.. The roots would have to be way above the original soil as the grounds flat and water doesn't drain well..
Compost is always ideal, it takes a long time to get enough, composted bark fines..
But has anyone ever done this? At present my 2 remain in pots, I worry about them more there..
Also, what about air circulation, How would they be at the front (some distance out) of an east facing wall (with a retaining wall that doesn't retain well in front about 8 feet... they would be "blocked" on their right side by sunporch, and about 10 feet over by yew hedge, would they need more air?