Raised beds

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crops or flow­ers from an­nu­als or ten­der peren­ni­als that need plenty of wa­ter and nu­tri­ents, you should re­move stones from the root zone – which means the top 12in (30cm) of soil. Do re­move stones from… Lawns Re­move all stones and rake well be­fore seed­ing or you will get a bumpy lawn that throws up stones and may break your mower. The point is that they con­tain the best soil. Be metic­u­lous. Don’t bother when… Turf lay­ing Ready-made lawns need only the most cur­sory stone-pick­ing. They will cope.

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