[gardeners] Scotch Moss

Terry King (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 15:48:02 -0700

I want to put some creeping thyme and Sagina s.(Scotch Moss) along the edge
between the deck and the patio I put in last summer, where there is a wide
area of white sand about 4-6" thick.  My concern is that the sand is too
deep for the plants roots to get down to the soil quickly.   I'm thinking of
either mixing in some time-released fertilizer with the sand when I plant or
skimming out the sand, partially back filling with some compost/soil then
planting and adding the sand to the top.  Any suggestions/experiences as to
which solution would work best? The area is south facing and gets full sun
until mid afternoon.

Terry King
E. WA. zone 4