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Adding Compost when you have Groundcover

Posted by mary_max 5 (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 25, 13 at 14:12

How do you add compost to the ground when it is covered with a groundcover? Isn't it a good idea to compost the area every year or so? Thanks


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RE: Adding Compost when you have Groundcover

Is there a time of year when the groundcover is dormant? If not, I wouldn't bother. Ground covers can generally fend for themselves w/o any coddling.


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RE: Adding Compost when you have Groundcover

Cool. So now I don't need to worry about doing that job. Thanks for your reply.


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RE: Adding Compost when you have Groundcover

Most ground covers benefit by a light top dressing of compost.
Mike

Here is a link that might be useful: My garden


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RE: Adding Compost when you have Groundcover

I would like an answer to this question too, as I have lots of deer-ravaged ivy that needs help coming back. Would making a tea of the compost and watering it work?


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RE: Adding Compost when you have Groundcover

Maybe if the tea was from manure, but it would only last until the next rain.
I've seen where deer and elk have browsed on Ivy right down to the stems. Sadly, it recovers. Ivy is considered an invasive exotic here in western Washington. I've been fighting it for years.
Mike


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