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Another reason for digging is that it is part of behavioral thermoregulation.
Initial clearance of weedy and grassy ground can mostly be achieved with mulches (such as cardboard and compost) and some digging out of woody plants, then you can maintain the plot by weeding regularly.
11 and throughout the year, we remind homeowners and professional contractors to call 811 before digging.
We'll probably have to stop digging there now because I don't want to get in to any bother - but there's so much more down there.
He said his Company's 2011 plan covers the digging of 140 oil wells, including 76 to be used by the local companies, whilst 58 foreign investment companies that had won the licensing sessions and 4 oil wells dug in Nahr-Omer and Wesern Qurna, as well as two other wells excavated for future commissioning.
Failure to call 811 a few days before digging contributed to an estimated 75,000 underground utility damages and was the leading reason for underground utility damage in 2009, according to industry data compiled by CGA.
The main reason for digging, however, is to add plenty of organic matter such as well-rotted manure or compost to improve soil structure and nutrients before planting.
Years ago double digging (digging to the depth of two spades) was often recommended but, quite honestly, it's really not necessary unless you want to grow award-winning carrots or giant parsnips.
Alternatively the same result can be achieved without digging, by creating a raised bed, filling it with compost laid on existing soil.
Khalfan Bin Shabib, a farmer from the southern areas of Ras Al Khaimah, said digging a small well cost about Dh60,000, which made it too costly to the average farmer.
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MONDAY, JULY 3: We gather at the site to learn some basic digging skills.
And what's really exciting is that while experts can guess at what remains hidden on the site, we really don't know what to expect until we start digging," said Sarah Maltby, events manager for DIG Live
If I had the time, energy, and a sufficiently large plot of ground, I could spend all day digging.