The Q&A Archives: Improving Soil Around Headstone In Cemetary

Question: How can we improve the soil at a headstone in a cemetary? We would like to plant flowers, but the soil is rocky red clay.<br>

Answer: First of all, be sure to clear your plans with the cemetary caretaker. They may not let you disturb the soil very much. If they OK your plans, first remove large stones, then work some organic material, such as compost, into the planting area. After planting, feed the plants with a liquid such as a kelp mix or fish emulsion. If your plants are perennials, make sure they're planted where roots can't disturb headstones, as roots of some larger shrubs can.<br>

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