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I have recently moved house and have a garden for the first time. I am therefore a novice. I have an area of around 20m2 which has a rather heavy layer of bark chips on top of a membrane. They look like they have been there for a number of years. The question is, after lifting the chips and removing the membrane, can I dig the chips into the earth or will this make the soil poor?



I would not recommend digging the chips in, an nasties that have been sitting there for years will have a great time growing,

28 Mar, 2012


Congratulations on removing the chips and membrane. Hope you have many happy rewarding hours in your new garden.

28 Mar, 2012


Welcome to goy I feel sure that you could compost the chips down. I would get some fertiliser for the soil I have used wilkos chicken manure as quick fix in the past. What do you want to grow in your new garden?

28 Mar, 2012


do you have to get rid of it as aposed to planting in it .

30 Mar, 2012

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