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Winter Clean-Up

Urban soils have issues.

Since we began work in the garden a year ago this month, we’ve dug up trash in the flower beds, figured out the soil is contaminated, and struggled to reign in invasive weeds.

Really?? Honeysuckle in March?

Over the winter a fine layer of rubble worked its way to the top of ALL the flower beds. It was ugly. But in a way it’s is a boon. It allows me to quickly scrape off the top layer of pebbles and trash and replace it with compost. I’d estimate that in one morning I was able to replace 2-3 cubic feet of useless dirt.

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Even a bit of minor soil remediation makes the whole garden look so loved.

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Now there's a good, clean space for the new & returning perennials. Spring is only a week away!