1. Know your Environment:

Take the time to really watch & study your space, whether it be acreage, a yard, a patio or even a window sill. Know when the sun hits where and for how long. Where is the shade and is it deep and moist there. If you have an automated watering system don’t just set it and forget it. Observe whether it is doing the right job. You can even get your soil tested to learn specifically what amendments it needs.

2. Amend your Soil:

Every soil can use amending. Most soils need a lot of amending to support a beautiful garden. Keep on amending with organic compost. Feed the soil and let the soil feed your plants.

3. Put the Right Plant in the Right Place:

Don’t put a shade lover in the blazing sun. Seems obvious, but without understanding your environment & taking time to learn about the plants you are choosing you are just guessing.