Answer: I wonder if there is something in the soil that is causing the problem, or maybe something missing from the soil? Have you tried incorporating some organic matter to help the soil drain well yet hold just the right amount of moisture? That would be my first consideration. Second on the list is choosing plants that thrive in the sun or shady conditions the planting bed provides. Try amending the soil and planting drought tolerant shrubs and perennials. Once established most will grow in poor or dry soils without problem. Wish I had other ideas!
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