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Hydrangeas do best in partial or dappled shade in soil that does not regularly dry out - a south facing position, unless it is partially shaded by other shrubs, is not the best of growing conditions, so yes, it might be better to plant elsewhere instead.


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My neighbour does this and it works as a weed suppressor for a while. Tarp is not very porous to water to it keeps the mulch or soil on top moister than usual which encourages weed growth. The edges tend to stick up and get caught if you use a weed whacker. For your situation the least work is just to cut the tarp out with an area for the bush and plant ...


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"And a Man shall ever see, that when Ages grow to civility and Elegancie, Men come to Build Stately, sooner then to Garden Finely: As if Gardening were the Greater Perfection." Francis Bacon, The Essayes, 1625. That much said, weeds grow pretty well on gun emplacements on the Normandy coast where Erwin Rommel deliberately constructed piles of ...


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I wouldn't recommend it personally; the quantity of rubble is a bit much, and it has a tendency to move together and form a fairly impenetrable layer over time,and 40cm down isn't very deep either. Under the lawn,it may cause drainage issues. If you were going to use it as a kind of hardcore under an area that will be paved, fine, but I wouldn't be too ...


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If you want to sow seed, you'd need to rough up the compacted surface, keep it watered, then strip it all out and compact it again later ready for the pool contractor. If the area of bare soil is mostly going to be covered by poured concrete or hard surfacing, I would cover the soil with something like thick black plastic across the whole area, anchored ...


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