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Does woody ‘rash’ on cactus indicate a problem?

Older streaks are from the accumulation of suber, or corky tissue. These “rashes” also may happen when a cactus is damaged by disease.

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Would peat moss work in place of compost?

Compost and peat moss are added to soils for similar reasons, but the addition of compost provides a lot more nutrients to the soil.

Want the scoop on your landscape soil? Try the jar test

With the valley’s housing developments, landscape soil can undergo a wide variety of changes that might not relate to the original soil at all.

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