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G.O.A.L. is constantly attending seminars to keep abreast of the latest developments concerning our ecology. Here are several tips we just received from Pennsylvania Horticultural Society:
- Digging a hole for a tree and the soil is composed of clay or otherwise unsuitable? Historically it was suggested that peat moss or similar be mixed in with the backfill soil. NO LONGER! Researchers say this will stop the roots from going any further than the amended soil, eventually they will become girdling roots and strangle the tree to death, sometimes decades later.
- Planted several items and all but a few aren't flourishing? Try taking a small bucket of soil from the area of the healthy plants and mix with the soil where the plants aren't thriving. What's going on here? You are "inoculating" the soil with beneficial fungi and bacteria that may not be present at the site of poor growth. These microorganisms help plant roots take in needed nutrition, a "symbiotic" relationship.