|We moved into our new home last fall-the house was vacant for years and the dirt is almost like dust, I want to start gardening,I've asked nurserys,neighbors and family and nobody knows what kind of soil it is, what do I do now to revive the soil?
|Any type of soil can be revived and improved with the addition of organic matter. Start by removing all vegetation and spreading 4-5 inches of compost, rotted manure, or any locally available organic matter, digging it in to a depth of 8-10 inches. Plant your perennials, shrubs or vegetables and then spread a 2-3 inch layer of organic mulch over the soil surface between the plants. You can dig the mulch into the soil at the end of the gardening season and add a fresh layer. Do this on an annual basis and eventually you'll end up with rich, well draining soil - and thriving plants. Good luck with your new landscape!|