When soil is good, plants thrive, but when soil is bad -- well, fortunately, it can be fixed. To do that, you first have to understand what goes into soil, why soil can be difficult, and how to transform it into a growing medium that allows your plants to flourish. First, test your soil; that will determine what your soil has enough of and what it's lacking.

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Creating Rich and Organic Garden Soil

Good gardens start with good soil. If you're blessed with rich, crumbly loam, you've already got the makings of a great garden. But there's hope for the rest of us, too. With a little effort and the right ingredients, you can turn sand, clay, or barren ground into a rich organic garden soil that will sustain plants for years to come.
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5 Gardening Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

Excited about your garden, but things aren't going as well as you initially hoped? It might be because you're making these crucial mistakes.
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Improve Poor Drainage

Poor drainage drowning your flowers? Follow these tips to transform a poorly drained area into an easy-care garden.
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What is the Best Way to Improve Soil in an Established Perennial Bed?

What is the best way to improve the soil in an established perennial bed? Is there a way to do it without digging up all the plants?
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What Is Well-Drained Soil?

I'd like to know what is meant by "well-drained soil."
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Create Rich Soil for Your Garden

Follow these guidelines for working your soil for maximum quality.
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Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Clay soil makes gardening tough. It's slippery when wet, and it bakes solid when dry. But, that doesn't mean you can't grow gorgeous garden plants in clay soil. Here are 25 beautiful plants that grow well in clay.
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Improving Clay Soil

Don't let clay soil keep you from having a beautiful garden. There are many easy (and organic!) ways to amend heavy soil.
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