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Old 06-24-2011, 10:42 AM   #1
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We have very acidic gourd due to pine tree needles. We want to do a garden next year - ideas for making the ground more garden friendly?
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:37 PM   #2
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I just googled "changing ground from acid to alkaline and came upon this website...How to Change Soil pH - More Acidic or Alkaline

or check with your local Ag rep for your area to see what they recommend.
Maybe you need to ammend the soil with ground lime.
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Thank you so much! I never thought to call my local Ag rep!!
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I would see if you can bring a soil sample to a local university extension or Master Gardeners group for testing. They can tell you the ph of your soil and suggest ways to amend the soil based on what you'd like to grow there.
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I need some Gardeners advice... we have a house on the market in CO and it has been a recurring complaint that the back yard is not private enough... ugh! So my idea is to plant a string of bushes or trees along the fence line to hopefully create the illusion of privacy??? I cant think of another option and was wondering first, if any of you have any ideas/suggestions AND second, what kinds of plants/trees would be best for that in that area... the ground is pretty expansive I think they have said that there is a lot of bentanite (sp?) in the soil... THanks so MUCH for all your suggestions!!!
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@Inkycheeks--my editor lives in Denver and has tall privet hedges at the back of his property. You might check into trying those.

Since Colorado is pretty dry, look into tall xeric plants or tall native grasses. A Master Gardener from the area could offer suggestions too.
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Make beds oval Garden
Guess how to make oval bed is not easy, but in this case with three blades and a piece of string can easily make a bed in the shape and size desired. Having decided on the size and shape of the ellipse, placed on the pegs at A and B and loop a piece of string or garden during the two pins to attach the ends. The stiffness or looseness of this loop will decide on the type of elliptical bed that you make. Pins A and B are fixed. C to remove soil and walk this tightrope maintenance. This will describe an elliptical bed. The distance of the straight line AB to C is half the width of the bed and this is where adjustments are made to fit the shape of the flower bed. The greater the distance the bed and squat is the smallest distance is the line AB to C will give you a flower bed design much narrower.
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