Perennials in Poor Soil

The city did a large scale remediation, dug 10 feet deep and replaced soil with sand topped with 2 inches of soil. They tore out my cedar hedge, a globe cedar, weeping spruce, euonymus, and hydrangeas. My garden is ruined.…

Soil Preparation and Planting

Hello, I’m inquiring about proper soil preparation for planting the following: 1. yew hedge 2. japans maples 3. bobo hydrangea, 4. japanese blood grass, all gold hakoni grass, sunrise hosts, peonies, clematis etc. Our soil is layered as follows: 1.…

Overwintering Soil Amendments

As I was assessing my collection of winter ice melters, and salt, I noticed I have some fertilizer left. I have 25 litres of compost, as well as 5 litres of promix and a couple of litres of potting mix.…

Composting in a garden near a lake

This spring I added cattle manure and cedar mulch to my garden. I generally do this every 2 years. I thought that manure was better than chemical fertilizers. Now that I have done some research, I realize that manure contains…