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Dreamdoctor, I would encourage you to re-read the article. It’s not about lawn care. Your concern about ph, something that varies greatly depending on the soil types, regional climate and plant life, may be more based on types that are not well selected for local conditions. This miss match requires supplemental soil additives. Also, large housing communities bring in topsoil and create a sterile environment. There is nothing natural about cut grass yard scapeing. ... now that we may have a baseline for the intention of the article, we may be able to consider a defined definition of garden. Maybe it’s a small planted area around the entry porch, that is surrounded by the lawn. Or, maybe it’s a large garden area, a corner of the yard with a landscaped walk, park bench and bird bath.

Consider that not everyone lives in your environment and if this article doesn’t fit, you could learn and open your horizons, or pass & move on to another article that does resonate with you.

   
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Thanks dad - can you explain girls next? "Your concern about ph, something that varies greatly depending on the
soil types, regional climate and plant life, may be more based on types
that are not well selected for local conditions." Is there a coherent thought in there somewhere? I would encourage you to proofread, so what you write makes sense - and do some research. Mr Vogt recommends against soil amendments (which I do not agree with as a blanket statement).

"Also, large housing communities bring in topsoil and create a sterile environment." Not usually - they scrape off what is there and stock pile it, then redistribute it when they have compacted the crap out of the subsoil, totally disrupting the soil structure - not necessary sterile unless they get it from mono cropped fields but certainly not healthy. Where I live - in the middle of Iowa, they create a sterile environment in the soil by application of numerous toxic chemical meant to kill everything but two types of GMO plants including all the insects and the run off kills all the lakes an streams and the Gulf of Mexico.

I have a pretty good working understanding of the issues but am always open to good council.

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Lol - you got me.

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