Making a heart memory garden


would like to no which plants would be good to grow in full sun and which soil to use as its in a very sandy area..

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  • Karen Carr Karen Carr on Jul 27, 2018

    Most plants will tell you full sun.use garden soil like miracle gro

  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 27, 2018

    If your soil is very sandy, you most likely will experience rapid drainage and may need soil amendments. Call your local county (agricultural) extension agent for advice.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jul 27, 2018

    Contact your local nursery to find out what grows best in your area.

  • The Great Dane Gardener The Great Dane Gardener on Jul 27, 2018

    What’s your zone? Or roughly where do you live? I suggest NuLeaf compost. They sell it at Lowe’s here in NC and in bulk. It’s amazing stuff. I would use that. Lay down a bunch of paper grocery bags over the area you want turn into a bed. I just lay it down over top of the grass and pile the compost on top of the bags. Wait 3-4 weeks until the grass has died and then plant. You can plant right though the compost and what’s left of the paper bag, onto the native soil... the grass should be gone at that point. If not, and it’s still under there in brown or yellow form, just wait a few more weeks. If you can’t find NuLeaf go with miracle grow topsoil or a nice bulk topsoil for your local mulch/ soil yard.

    Plants for full sun, sandy soils


    Pineapple Guava


    Russian Sage

    Lamb’s Ear

    Mexican Bush Sage



    Muhly Grass

    Cosmopolitan Grass

    Send me a pic of the area and I’ll do a quick virtual concept sketch for you.

  • The Great Dane Gardener The Great Dane Gardener on Jul 28, 2018

    Great! I’m on it!