A common theme this summer were customers who wanted me to create workable soil so that they could tinker in their gardens as they wished.
I was able to use a variety of methods depending on the challenges for each site and I’m pretty pleased with how everything turned out.
In most cases, I was rehabilitating compacted soil. One place in particular required tilling then addition of copious amendments.
At another location, removal of rocks was the primary goal, along with addition depth and some natural edging.
Another homeowner just wanted some framed raised beds to border their patio.
Most plants that went in were native or well adapted and chosen for their ability to thrive with a reasonable amount of attention. I generally let the homeowner choose their plants, although I’m always glad to offer suggestions.