Amending poor soil

My small front garden soil needs amending.  I got some compost from the city but would like to know what type of soil to buy (black earth, triple mix etc…) and what ratio should I use with the city compost?…

Root depth of eastern white cedars

Hi there! In the last year we purchased a house that has eastern white cedars bordering our small backyard (18’ x 15’ of green space). It was mainly bare with a small patch of grass, many weeds and a few…

Planting Under Oak Trees

Please tell me what can grow under a big oak tree. The soil is shallow and much limestone in the area… grass doesn’t grow. Is there a tall perennial flower? Or ground cover with flowers?…

Planting perennials in root bound soil*

I have a small back yard that is surrounded by lots of trees. Even perennials such as hosta are doing poorly. Do you recommend that I plant them in pots in the soil with room for the roots to grow…