It is not alwaysa necessary to plow, till, any soil. Gardens have been started sucessfully sim ply by laying newspaper or cardboard down and putitng mulch on top of that. What is important is to get adequate amounts of organic matter into the soil.

1.The Benefits of Compost
The DIY Network experts discuss how compost gives plants an added natural boost without the use of synthetic fertilizers.

2.Choose Your Location Carefully
You need to consider how much sun the space will get, the soil quality, and how much water it will receive.

3.Grow Your Own Herbs
A master gardener explains why there is no better way to dabble in cuisine than by growing your own herbs.

4.Consider a rock garden.
There’s nothing to say that gardens should only contain plants.

5.Lift, divide and replant chives.