Preparing Your Soil for a Flower Garden


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Good garden soil is essential for the health of your plants. Here are some tips on how to prepare your soil for a flower garden. 

1 – Remove any weeds, rocks, debris, and sod from your new garden area.

2 – Loosen up the soil by aerating and breaking up any large clumps, and turn over the soil using a garden fork or a tiller for larger spaces.

This process helps give your plants better root growth by allowing water and oxygen to penetrate deeper into the soil.

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3 – Perform a soil test to check the nutrient and pH levels before planting anything in your new garden space.


This will give you a better understanding of how your soil will perform and what amendments need to be added to the ground.

There are soil test options available. You can also hire a local garden resource center to test your soil conditions or go through your county cooperative extension office.

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4 – For healthy soil, add amendments or organic matter to your garden soil, such as compost or leaf litter. This will improve the soil quality and help retain moisture.

5 – Level out the surface for planting with a rake or hoe. Now you’re ready to start choosing the different plants to grow in your new garden.

For more specific info on starting a garden, be sure to visit the blog.

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