Perennial Garden – What To Do Before Planting

Q: We just finished digging an area for a perennial garden. We filled the area with a mix of garden soil and organic mushroom mix. Is there anything else we should do before planting?

A: Sounds like you’ll have lots of flowers this year! Consider submitting a soil sample to your local Extension office (800-ASKUGA1) to determine if the soil needs lime or other nutrients. I have soil testing details at

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