Shade garden beside cedar hedge

Hello. My climate zone is 6. My soil is sandy loam but part of this garden is over a hard pan. A well drilled nearby informed us of that, along with planting some trees and shrubs 15 years ago. A…

Organic soil

Hi, Can you tell me the best place to purchase organic soil for my vegetable garden? Would you recommend two different types of soils and how best should I go about having it dropped off at my home? Thx.…

What is the best potting soil mixture to use?

HI what is the best potting soil to mixture for my house plants such as geraniums I see that they are not doing too well lately and I just wanted to know what is best for them since they don’t…

Indoor Hibiscus

Hello, I’ve got 30 year old hibiscus plants.  In recent years they appear to be very healthy (lot of green leaves) but rarely a flower.  I rarely fertilize.  They spend the summer months in the outdoors though protected from direct…

Adding Earthworms to Raised Beds

We’ve had 3 large (10′ x 3′ x 27″ high) planter boxes built and filled them with CIL Enriched Triple Mix and a thick layer of cedar mulch. I want to introduce some earthworms into the soil but given the…

Questions For Gardening

*When making a garden which soil brand do you recommend most? *What is your climate zone? *Which season is the best season to start planting?…

Drainage

Is there a way to add some kind of drainage to a low spot in our lawn, right beside a patio and a sidewalk. We cannot build up the area so it would have to be underground I think. It…

Repotting bamboo plants in soilless mix

I have some inside bamboo – not sure if it is true bamboo – probably ‘lucky’ bamboo? At the Home Show, the master gardener said to use a soil-less potting mix. I have been looking all over for this, without…