I pulled out all of my established plants due to a drainage problem in my yard. I now have no plants in the front of my house and I need to make a new bed.
The Gardener’s Answer
Hi, Yvonna: Preparing the soil is an important step in growing a healthy and long-lived garden. Poor drainage can be a challenge, but now that it has been improved, you can replant knowing that it should not be an issue. This would be a great time to have a soil test done. The results will give current nutrient and pH levels and give recommendations for improvement. Contact the horticulture/agriculture agent at the Union County Cooperative Extension Service (https://union.ca.uky.edu/) for instructions on having your soil tested. This is a great opportunity to design and create a new garden. Choose plants that will thrive in the growing requirements that your space can provide. Consider sunlight, mature size and year-round interest when choosing plants for your new and improved garden.
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