Friday, October 15, 2010

Improving Sandy Soil

Drought tolerant plants like these, 'Color Guard' Yucca (front), Texas sage (middle), and pink muhly grass (back), thrive in improved sandy soils will no additional watering. 

Fall is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs in the south. If you are planning any landscape projects this fall, make sure the time and money you put into new plantings is well spent by improving problematic soil conditions before planting. One of the most common problems gardeners face in SE NC is poor sandy soil. Fortunately sandy soils are usually easy to work, so getting your soil into good shape should not wear you out. And, once you have improved a sandy site, you will find these soils can be quite productive, producing prolific vegetables and robust trees, shrubs and flowers. 

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