The Q&A Archives: Soil Preparation For Daylilies

Question: I am planning a daylily bed. What should I do to prepare my soil? It is quite sandy right now. Thanks.

Answer: Daylilies will thrive if you amend your sandy soil with organic matter. Use aged compost, peat moss or aged manure. It's easy to incorporate; spread a 2 to 3 inch layer over the top of your soil and dig it in to a depth of 6 to 8 inches. Then smooth out the bed and plant your daylilies. Organic matter will hold moisture and provide nutrients to your plant's roots. If you top the soil with organic mulch such as bark mulch, it will help retain moisture, and will add nutrients and humus to the soil as it decays.

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