Renovating your railroad garden

Tips on a successful renovation
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The Rustin train-yard area was renovated and the log-camp added two years ago. The myrtle (Vinca minor), seen in the foreground under the elevated track, filled this space previously. It was eliminated with Roundup, and the area was raised with numerous wheelbarrow loads of shale rubble and stacked shale slabs. The track floats in fine crushed limestone.
Don Parker
There are few things that might make you contemplate the major task of renovating a section of your railroad garden and landscape. These might include: most of the plants in the area doing poorly; your choice of plants for the space having changed; or the area becoming overrun by aggressive weeds. Applying a few basic principles will speed the renovation process, get the new plants off to a good start, and leave you with the satisfaction of seeing the landscape develop into what you had envisioned.

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