The Q&A Archives: Flower bed

Question: What is the best way to create my bed around my orange tree, my soil is very dry and mostly sandy.

Answer: While you can certainly plant out beyond the canopy of your citrus tree, it isn't a good idea to plant directly beneath it. The roots of your new plants would compete with the orange tree roots for moisture and nutrition and if you keep the soil too moist, the tree roots will invade your flower bed. How about planting colorful annuals and perennials in containers to place beneath your tree? Or building a bed out beyond the canopy of the tree? If you decide to do this, spread 4-5 inches of organic matter over the soil and dig it in to a depth of 8-10 inches. Then plant your flowers, step back, and enjoy!

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