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Learn How to Deal with Soils in Your Part of the Country

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Gardening success starts with the soil. See what each of our 10 regional gardening experts has to say about a gardener’s best friend…or worst enemy.

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Midwest Gardening: Making Good Soil Better

Healthy soil supports healthy plants, and improving the soil in your own backyard is easy: Do it one shovelful at a time. Compost and mulch are crucial.

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Desert Gardening: Success with Southwest Soils

Learn about common soil types in the Desert Southwest region and how to deal with them.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Improving the Soil in Your Yard

The Gulf Coast is known for a wide range of difficult soils, yet a few simple improvements can improve your garden this season.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Dealing with Clay Soil

Learn how to work with a common Mid-Atlantic soil type: clay. The secret to gardening in clay soil is choosing the right plants and adding organic matter.

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Mountain Gardening: The Right Soil Solves Landscape Problems

Dirt, clay, sand, gravel, or silt, where does your garden grow? Lowe’s Mountain region gardening expert shows you how to make the most of the soil.

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Northeast Gardening: Tips for Working with Our Soils

Beautiful and productive gardens start with good soil. Learn how to deal with the various soils in our region.

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Northwest Gardening: Dirt-Cheap Options for Improving Soil

Dealing with acidic soils? Or those that drain too fast or too slow? Smart plant selection is one way to avoid problems.

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Southeast Gardening: Soil 101, Southern Style

Whether you’ve got clay, sand, or something in between, knowing a few soil basics helps you improve it—and can ensure gardening success.

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South Central Gardening: Soil Pitfalls and How to Outsmart Them

South Central gardeners know soil can be a sticky situation. Learn how to get around the problems caused by clay, sand, and rocks.

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Southern California Gardening: Practical Advice About Soil

Soil is not a dirty word, but it is a topic that confuses many gardeners. Here are the basics about our soils and what you need to know to grow a garden.

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