The ideal garden is often illusive at best. People try hard to make it work, but there always seems to be some type of inconsistency. In areas with a challenging climate, such as where the weather is too hot, cold, dry or humid, the issues that can arise are even greater, and some plants will not even grow at all.
To give your garden a good chance, you have to start with the soil and work your way up. What type of soil do you have? What is its pH? What types of plants could it grow considering the climate and the way in which water flows through it? All these questions can be answered easily once you test your soil’s pH and clay content. At that point, you can bring in new soil to try to achieve a balanced mix and/or treat it to obtain a more balanced pH value.
Once you have the right type of soil, pick out your plants and seeds. Do some research first, and see what types of seeds will grow in your area. After that, all you need to do is plant them, aerate your soil, and fertilize it. Use only organic, slow-release fertilizer from http://www.therichlawncompany.com/products/fertilizers/, and make sure you water your plants according not only to their specific needs, but also factoring in the overall heat and dryness level of the climate you’re dealing with.