Two steps you should take before setting up a vegetable patch

If you'll be setting up a vegetable patch in your garden, you should take these two steps before you start this process.

Remove the trees near the area where the vegetable patch will be located

If the part of your land where you'll be setting up the vegetable patch has trees around it, you may want to reach out to someone in your area who provides tree removal services and arrange for them to take these trees down. The reason for this is that if you leave these trees in place, you will probably find it harder to grow large, flavoursome vegetables in your patch.

This is because these trees will use their root systems to consume the water and nutrients that are present in the soil where you will be attempting to grow your vegetables. This may result in a lot of your crops failing or producing subpar, inedible vegetables. Whilst you could manage this problem by continually supplementing with extra water and soil nutrients, this could be expensive and could consume a lot of your time. As such, if the trees do not serve any other purpose on your land (such as providing privacy, for example), then it would be simpler and more prudent to get them removed.

Save the debris that is left behind after the trees have been cut down

Most businesses that remove trees will offer to take away all of the debris (i.e. the branches, leaves, tree fruit and stumps) that are created by this process. However, it might be sensible to decline the arborist's offer to do this. The reason for this is that all of this debris is compostable and could be used to create a compost pile that you could then use to keep your vegetable patch healthy. Compost can be of great use when you're trying to grow vegetables, as it can make it easier for the soil in which you grow them to retain water and can be a source of additional nutrients for these plants. Given this, it makes sense to utilise this vast quantity of compostable debris instead of letting the arborist dispose of it.

If you decide to use the debris in this manner, you should break up the branches and stumps into small pieces (using either a saw or a wood chipper) so that it doesn't take an excessively long time for them to decompose.

For more information, contact a tree removal professional.