Backfill Stage
Now comes the easy part. Some people say to mix 1/2 peat to 1/2 sand, some 2/3 peat 1/3 sand. The amount should be any amount of sand less than or equal to half of the total mixture. This can be pretty inexact. In the end though your bog will become mostly peat after the first heavy rains.
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You may find if you add water to your bog as you mix it in the hole that sand naturally falls straight to the bottom. This is of course what you would expect. To prevent sand from dropping like, well, a rock to the bottom of your soaked bog add only a little water at a time. Mix the peat frequently to move the water and sand around.
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Design - Preliminary - Pest Liner - Water Liner - Padding - Fill - Mixing - Planting One - Planting Two - Finished - The Bog: Early Spring 2002 - The Bog: Summer 2002

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