Jumping into the abyss ... part 1
Thanks to Al and others in the recent past, I learned about overwintering recently purchased Japanese maples, 5-1-1 mix, root pruning and much more. I've decided to take the plunge with the Gritty Mix and have a few questions. (And while I'm making a mountain out of a molehill ... if the molehill is important, perhaps that somewhat justifies the mountain.)
Have scoured the mountains around here and failed to find 3/8" hardware cloth for screening purposes; and I'm not inclined to order it online (50' minimum order + shipping!) Am wondering if the following uses of the hardware cloth I do have (1/2", 1/4", 1/8" and insect screen ... 1/16", I assume) ... would work:
1. Instead of the recommended "whatever pine bark that passes through 3/8" but not through 1/8", can I use 1/2" and 1/8", respectively?
2. Instead of the recommended "whatever Turface passes through 3/16" but not through 3/32", can I substitute 1/4" and 1/16", respectively?
More to come ...