Planning your garden takes special preparation. Layout of the garden area makes it easier to plant and how. Knowing your soil is key to success! Composting is a way to make your garden flourish. All the preplanning you do will be rewarded with a beautiful, functional and productive garden.
Amend as needed for your planting purpose- gardens need more than native plants. Perfect soil is the foundation for growth
Things to use as soil amendments
Add 2-3 inches to existing soil and mix thoroughly with shovel or rototiller tractor. May take additional applications to get your new soil to pass the crumble test
Good garden soil crumbles easily. It will not form a hard ball when squeezed nor crack or crust over when dry