out flowers - Knowledgebase Question

alton, nh
Question by hellmanjonat
June 17, 2007
my yard is very sandy and has alot of sun all day long i love bright/colorful plants/flowers and i like to get my moneys worth
could you please recommend several ideas

Answer from NGA
June 17, 2007


In sandy soil, the most important thing you can do is to add organic matter such as compost. This will help the soil to hold moisture and nutrients better. Also be sure to use an organic mulch year round. This will help reduce the need for watering and will also help feed the soil and provide organic matter as it breaks down over time.

For a full sun location, you might try perennials such as yarrow (Achillea), sea thrift (Armeria maritima), Baptisia, Dianthus, poppies (Papaver orientale), blacy-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), perennial salvias, and sedums.

Some annuals to try would include marigold, zinnia, cleome, and annual salvias.

I hope this gives you some ideas.

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