Improving garden soils with organic matter by Neil Bell; Oregon State University. Extension Service.; et

By Neil Bell; Oregon State University. Extension Service.; et al

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You may wish to use a bulb planter if you are planting over a large area. 3 Repeat this process until you have achieved an even spread of plants across the meadow area. Once all the plants are in place, they should be well watered. Avoid walking on areas that have been recently planted. 4 Do not apply fertilizer to the lawn since this will encourage the grass to compete with the meadow flowers. Avoid cutting the grass until the plants have finished flowering so that they have a chance to disperse their seed.

This is mainly because it prevents coarser grasses such as Yorkshire fog and rye grass from competing with and swamping the flowers. If the proposed patch of ground has nettles growing on it, then this is a good indication that the ground is nutrientrich and the fertility needs reducing; similarly if the ground has been enriched over the years with the use of fertilizer and organic matter such as garden compost. One possible option is to remove 4–6in (10–15cm) of topsoil to expose the poorer subsoil underneath.

1 In patchy areas that you wish to reseed, cut down the long grasses using a rotary mower. Begin using the blades on a high setting, and then work down until the exposed sections of soil can be seen. 2 Roughly rake over the soil surface using a landscape rake, breaking down the soil to a fine tilth. Remove any perennial weeds that you come across such as thistles and nettles, being careful to remove the whole root. 3 Calculate the amount of seed required, measure it out, and then distribute it over the bare patches.

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