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raised beds?

Posted by suekend 6 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 2, 08 at 20:45

I would like to make some hosta gardens in my woods, problem is, the ground is so hard and rocky that it is extremely difficult to dig a hole in the ground. I would need to make some kind of raised bed, and would like to know the best way to do this so I won't damage any of the trees. We have mostly oaks and dogwoods. Any help would be appreciated.
Sue K.


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RE: raised beds?

Oaks have surface roots that are very important to the tree. we lost a couple because we didnt know.
I found this link, hope it helps. Theres another link in the thread, oak tree root damage.

Here is a link that might be useful: Master gardener and oak trees


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RE: raised beds?

Ditto the concern about oaks. That aside, if you could build your raised beds without excavating I guess that would do a little bit less damage to the tree roots. You might also want to check the soil forum. Maybe some little "mini-raised beds" here and there that are just sufficient for each individual plant would work and not stress the trees too much???


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RE: raised beds?

could you remove rocks and use that spot for holes? Thats what I do.LOL


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