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the top soil i put down last year is not very good ,got a mossy green on the top and lots of weeds can i sterilise the soil with jeyes fluid without harming the plants? my amelenchia had brown spots on the leaves i removed them thought it was something in the soil so i thought if i sterilised it it may kill off what ever is in the soil . as i don`t want it to happen this year..



By early spring, its quite normal for small weeds to be germinating, and for moss or algae to be present on the surface. The latter indicates soil which is usually fairly heavy, and which has not been cultivated for some months. Dig the bed over, removing the weed seedlings as you go, and without digging up your plants. If you leave doing it till mid March, you can add a fertiliser at the same time, something like Vitax Q4 or Growmore - if waiting that long means the weeds are excessive, hoe them off now and dig in a couple of weeks.

26 Feb, 2012


Do not think of using Jeyes fluid, this will kill of all your plants.

26 Feb, 2012


After weeding as bamboo says, you could also dig in soil improver such as spent mushroom compost. but as MG says jeyes will kill your plants too so not a good idea.

26 Feb, 2012


If your plant begins to have spots on it this year post a photo on here and somebody will probably be able to tell what it is and what to do.

27 Feb, 2012

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