Monday, 24 November 2008

Planting on inverted turfs for a worm friendly garden

Why is it that when clearing a garden lawn, so many landscapers feel the need to dig up the lawn and cart it away to a tip, only to import tonnes of topsoil for the new planting beds?

Inverting turfs to create soil and planting areas is a traditional method of gardening that seems to have been forgotten.

If you are stripping a lawn, perhaps to include more planting, or to make your garden less work to maintain, you want to try and reuse your turf within the garden.

One of the simplest ways to reuse your spare turf is to invert it in the bottom of a planting bed and cover it with soil. By doing this, you will allow the turf to break down under the soil to form lovely humus.

You will save money
(as you will not have to buy in topsoil)

but most importantly, you will not loose your lovely garden worms.

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