Creating a new garden bed

I live in the Beach, my back garden is partial shade.  I have a large white oak tree on the north side of the property.  The soil is sandy and dry. The garden to be created is west facing and…

Problem with Burning Bush

) Hi, I am resending this since the picture I upload was not good. I have two burning bush in my front flower bed, they are about 7 feet apart. One is very healthy, the other one has sicky brown…

Looking for Reliable Advice: Clay and Sand in Garden Bed

Hi, We hired a contractor this spring to redo our yard, which contained a significant amount of backfill from an old renovation done years ago ( a mix of clay and garbage, rusted nails, broken tile etc). Removal of the…

Brewers spent grain as a soil amendment

I searched on the site and I cannot find anything on this topic. I’m right now spreading about 1 inch of Brewers spent grain on top of the soil and then turning it in with The Claw cultivator tool. What…

Restoring Depleted Soil

How should I go about restoring the totally depleted soil of my back garden? I have just moved into a new home and would like to have a beautiful garden. I have acquired a neglected backyard surrounded by old trees,…