Essex, United Kingdom
I have just had 30 metres of mature privet hedge removed and a fence put in its place. It is my intention to create a bed for flowering shrubs and climbers to mask the fence. However the soil (which is a mixture of clay and a lot of mulch from years of dead leaf and probably dead grass) is also full of root from the old hedge. How do I go about improving the soil for replanting next spring? The fencer said sprinkle bonemeal and leave over the winer for the roots to rot down. I dont want to wait until the spring only to find that I should have dug it over and removed most of the debris straight away. Any advice would be much appreciated.
The hedge was "pulled" out and the roots which are left are fibrous but numerous.
- 28 Sep, 2010