Laying decomposed granite as mulch

MarthaChickMay 6, 2012

First, hi! I'm back! Martha in Austin here...

I have some decomposed granite leftover from a path project and a dead "hell strip" of weeds and grass. It's pretty sparse -- do I have to dig it out to mulch with granite and replant with xeric stuff? It's been mostly dead since last summer. I'd like to just take out anything green and leave the dead roots, because I'm lazy/busy.


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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

I am unsure of what you are saying but if I understand this right. I would dig the DG into the soil with some compost, plant some xeric stuff and then mulch with granite.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 9:48AM
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I'm no expert, but I would dig the holes where you want to plant the new xeri. plants. That will tell you how much of the old dead roots are there, and if they will need to be dug out. Then, I would plant.

You'll need to water to keep the new plants going this year. Some of the old stuff may revive. That's when I would deal with it. It sounds like a huge job to dig out a H. strip. Of course, if you want it to be relatively smooth or even you;ll need to scrape a little.


    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 10:34PM
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    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 8:53PM
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