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Prepping a Bed for Annuals & Perennials

Step 1

To produce an optimal growing area is to break up the soil and get rid of any weeds.

Step 2

Lightly work in the soil amendments. We suggest Good Earth brand Professional Growing Mix.

Step 3

Add Espoma Bio-tone Starter Plus into the root zone at planting.


The most overlooked aspect of planting is soil preparation.
Sand is another great addition to your planting.
Because Arkansas soil can be pretty acidic, add agricultural lime.
Cow manure and organic compost are also great additions.

These steps should be done at each seasonal change out.
Also be aware of grubs that see your plant roots as a great snack.
Happy soil means happy plants.