soil - Knowledgebase Question

Mableton, ga
Question by jwashington4
August 17, 2007
my flowers want grow because the soil is too hard it's clay dirt so what do I do to help I'm wasting mm seeds and money

Answer from NGA
August 17, 2007



The best thing you can do is to start by adding compost to the soil and mixing it in about 6-8 inches deep. I would start with about 2 or 3 inches of compost and after that add an inch once a year. Make sure the area gets plenty of sun as most flowers and vegetables need at least 6 hours to do well. Fertilize lightly with a turf type fertilizer (not a weed and feed) at a rate of one cup per 50 square feet of surface area. Do this before you plant and mix it into the soil. Then fertilize again about 2-4 weeks after planting. Water the fertilizer in well.

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