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Old 03-10-2011, 10:20 AM - Thread Starter
 
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my neighbor has a large blk walnut tree that overhangs our yard. we like the shade, but i realized last year it's the reason i can't grow anything in my small urban yard. 

 

i was thinking of putting in a raised bed in the sunniest area with new soil/compost/ etc not contaminated by the blk walnut juice. i wonder if this would work. 

 

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You could trim back all branches that overhang. You could chop away at the roots in your soil.The tree may inhibit the growth of your own plants. With a raised bed you might be able to grow something. I try not to grow near the neighbors large trees,but I have put in bushes that seem to be doing well.

 

 

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I think raised beds are the way to go, for sure.


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