Planting Perennials in Gravelly Soil

Prepare the soil by adding organic matter like compost to improve drainage. Choose perennials that thrive in well-draining conditions, such as lavender, sedum, and yarrow.

Dig a hole twice as wide as the plant's root ball. Gently loosen the roots before planting. Water thoroughly after planting to help settle the soil around the roots.

Mulch around the plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Water deeply but infrequently to encourage deep root growth. Monitor the soil moisture regularly.

Fertilize sparingly in spring with a balanced fertilizer. Deadhead spent flowers to promote continuous blooming. Divide overcrowded perennials every few years to maintain vigor.

Protect plants from extreme heat by providing some shade during the hottest part of the day. Monitor for pests and diseases, and take appropriate action if needed.

Enjoy a low-maintenance garden with beautiful blooms year after year by following these tips for planting and caring for perennials in gravelly soil.