Asked on Mar 9, 2019

How to get rid of or repurpose the old soil in my raised planter bed?

29621073LandsharkinncJohnavallance82
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What are some ways I can get rid of or repurpose the old soil in my raised planter bed?

4 answers
  • Anna Y
    Anna Y
    on Mar 9, 2019

    You could use it to level out uneven spots in the rest of your yard.

  • Johnavallance82
    Johnavallance82
    on Mar 9, 2019

    ,Hi Jennifer,

    Add soil refresher ( nutriments and fresh compost and mix together) or just spread on your garden as is and use fresh soil based compost.

  • Landsharkinnc
    Landsharkinnc
    on Mar 9, 2019

    dig it out, add to your compost pile if you know it's not diseased with plant diseases; if so, just cast on your lawn or integrate into a flower bed. I always replace 10% of my container soil every season using a good quality Potting soil.

  • 29621073
    29621073
    on Mar 9, 2019

    All of the above are great suggestions! If you still have some soil leftover after topping off your own yard, offer the rest to your neighbors. Perhaps a neighbor who is unable to garden would appreciate a window box or two that would allow them to enjoy some blooms. Maybe parents with small children and a budget to match would appreciate a soil donation to start a small vegetable patch in their yard. It shouldn't be too hard to find somebody who would happily take it off your hands.

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer
      on Mar 13, 2019

      As a single mama, I always feel so blessed with nice lil gestures like this and saves me money along the way. Thank you for the wonderful suggestion!

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