Trouble getting shrubbery to grow in raised beds. Any suggestions?

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  • Does it get enough water? Raised beds tend to dry out faster.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 06, 2018
    the soil lookd compacted.Did you amend the soil before planting?
  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Apr 06, 2018
    I'm not sure why you're having trouble with shrubs, but I would suggest that you plant some tall and short perennials that will give you a lot of flowers through out the spring, summer and fall months.
  • Heje Heje on Apr 06, 2018
    The planter may need to be larger to move the plants further away from the trees that are using a lot of the moisture and the sun light.
  • Gk Gk on Apr 06, 2018
    Maybe your plants are not getting enough sun and perhaps there are pine needles that have gotten into the soil. This looks to be a fairly wooded shady area. Pine needles are not usually helpful when growing most plants.
  • Lynn Lynn on Apr 06, 2018
    Go with low light lovers Hostas and for color, impatience. Feed with a little flower food.
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 06, 2018
    Usually is a problem of the shrub being in the right place -right planting zone and right care. As to landscaping suggestions I would suggest a personal consultation with your planting zone and soil in mind.

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  • William William on Apr 06, 2018
    Don't know what kind of trees you have there but they may be the problem. They could be dropping sap that is affecting the plants Also the shade they provide can affect some plants. Try planting ferns, grasses, and hostas. They tend to be hardy.
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Apr 06, 2018
    This looks like a great bed for caladiums. ☺️
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 07, 2018
    Maybe leave them in their pots rather than directly planting into the raised bed.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 08, 2018
    do you have clay soil
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