PREPARING PERENNIAL BEDS
- Spade deeply . . . 12 to 15 inches.
If some plants are growing in the bed, remove them and “heel” them into a small trench.
- Add humus and drainage material … Stir or break up sub-soil if possible. Perennials do not like “wet feet.” Put drainage material (small rock and gravel) in the bottom of the bed. Apply 1 pound of fertilizer to each 25 square feet of bed area. Work plant food into the soil. Turn the hose on the soil bed to hasten settle the soil. After a few da, s it will be ready for transplanting.