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Be gentle with an existing forest. If your trees are already in place, then you may put the biochar directly in place around the trunks of the trees you want to help grow. You may rake the soil to put the biochar beneath the normal humus forest ground, to avoid it to be washed away to quickly. Depending on how you created your biochar (it may contain more ...


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The usual solution to avoid sinking into soft ground is to release some air from your tyres so that they bulge more. That increases the contact area with the earth, distributes the weight of the vehicle over a larger area, and reduces the likelihood and depth of sinking. It is highly unlikely, however, that a commercial service will do this for you. They ...


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While using bonemeal as a fertilizer has a long tradition, it's usage decreased a lot since the upcoming of BSE as contaminated bones can contaminate your plants and also animals in your garden. BSE is short for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease), a disease that spreads through feeding bonemeal containing fodder. This may depend on where you ...


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The small ones aren't too bad. Conventional rototiller will take care of them. Two inch is pushing what a rototiller can handle. If you are running 10/sq foot there won't be many 2" ones. This is one of those "20-20 hindsight is wonderful" momemnts. It's a lot easier to remove stumps while attached to the tree. Method 1: Use a mould board ...


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If you have a tractor that can drive over them a flail mower should work. If you intend to mow anything on the property it would be worth looking into a flail mower because they're very useful (and can also be used to shred fallen timber and for light brush clearing). We used to have one for the orchard and used it to reduce the debris from trimming shelter ...


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Bones don't need to be ground to meal to provide calcium, magnesium etc to your plants. Simply scatter them wherever you wish to moderately boost such nutrients in the soil. As bones their effect is much longer lasting than as meal; as long as the bone pieces endure, they continue to leach nutrients into the soil; and as their leach rate is so slow, you will ...


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