Soil is the foundation and is key to the success of your garden. You can acheive strong results in a wide range of garden soil, although some soils are easier than others. The first important step is understanding the type of soil you have. Once you know this you can work on improving it so your garden is the best it can be.
Good soil prep is the key to successful gardening. Learn how to prepare a flower bed for planting.
Using good potting soil is a simple way to get your outdoor container gardens off to a great start.
Soil is the basic foundation for any garden, which is why we have multiple articles in our ‘Dirt on Dirt’ series. After several questions from gardeners asking us what is the best soil to use in raised beds, we’ve decided to add an article that covers the ins and outs of creating soil for raised bed gardens. Taking the time to get the soil right in your raised bed will make the rest of your gardening season much easier…after all, happy roots are the path to happy plants.
Gain some helpful tips about how to care for perennial plants including which types benefit from deadheading, how often to fertilize and divide, and much more in this informative article.
Summer is the time to enjoy the fruits of your spring labor and have fun in the garden. While you’re at it, keep up on these ten basic tasks and your plants will reward you by growing and blooming strong all the way through fall.
Clay soil is much maligned by gardeners and homeowners everywhere, and no wonder: it’s heavy, sticky, and difficult to work in. But the simple fact is that clay soil gets its bad rap because it’s hard on people - from a plant’s point of view, clay soil is usually not problematic at all. In fact, clay soils offer plants two major advantages over other soil types: they hold water well, minimizing drought stress, and are abundant in nutrients essential for plant growth. So, if you’ve been struggling to achieve your dream garden or landscape in clay soil, cheer up! Here are ten beautiful annuals that will thrive in clay.
Clay soil is much maligned by gardeners and homeowners everywhere, and no wonder: it’s heavy, sticky, and difficult to work in. But the simple fact is that clay soil gets its bad rap because it’s hard on people - from a plant’s point of view, clay soil is usually not problematic at all.
See photos and commentary on Kerry's garden in 2012.