how to improve soil

" Hi my name is chrystal, I live in fort myers florida on the west coast, I have a garden in my back yard that is sandy soil, the problem is when i plant anything in there it doesn't live very long I'm starting to think my soil needs to be improved could you please let me know what i can do to improve the soil. thanks chrystal"
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"Hi Chrystal,

Thanks for writing. The best thing you can add to improve your soil is compost. You can make your own compost, purchase compost, or use a combination of the two. Learn more about compost at http://www.bhg.com/gardening/yard/compost/

You might also have a soil test done: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/yard/soil/do-a-soil-test/"


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