[nafex] Peach query...

del stubbs pinewoodel at hotmail.com
Tue May 29 00:39:24 EDT 2001

Gianni, all I can say about this is why lift the sod? seems to me the point 
is to kill the sod, which can be done with dark breatheable mulch, whether 
its landscape cloth covered with rocks or chips, used carpet, or the 
commercial tree mulch with tiny water holes. I take my weed whip and cut 
right down to dirt, then lay my ground cover, and have had good success in a 
month or two. Mn. Del

>From: "Gianni" <GIANNI-2 at prodigy.net>
>I was reading where if you lift all the sod from the general perimeter 
>around peach
>trees and apply phosphates and keep the area free & clear of invasive 
>growth that
>this has an incredibly beneficial effect on your trees.
>Perhaps someone could purport the voracity of the above claim.
>I want to do this but am afraid of disturbing the topsoil & what effect it 
>could have on
>a prunus in the beginning of the 1st inning of the growing season, may 
>retard or
>kill the tree. Any thoughts on this.

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