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Skill Set


Project Size

Less than 250 sq ft

Project Location

Front yard

Sun Exposure

Full sun

Year Completed


Time Commitment

11 - 20 hours of labor

Project Cost

less than $500

Other Project Elements

Native or drought-tolerant plants

Resource Central Programs

Garden In A Box

Professional Help


Advice from the Owner

Typically new plants do not really take off until the third year. A gardener friend told me this when I put in my garden in a box. That seemed to be true.

The soil here is definitely clay like. Before I planted in my little plot, I amended the soil with sand, perlite or vermiculite, peat or sphagnum moss. This help to break up the existing soil and makes for better drainage.

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