Antonyms for firming

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It meant only the selection of stones and firming them into place.

Push the sets well down into the ground and cover with soil, firming them with the feet or a roller.

The firming of the soil about the roots of a newly set plant is as important as firming it over planted seeds.

I find this more effective than firming the soil with the foot, as it prevents the possibility of loose planting.