Step 2: Optimizing the Soil Conditions
Once you’ve identified what type of soil you have the most of in your garden, it’s time to start the planning phase – and this is a great time to see in which ways you can optimize the potential conditions for your plants.
First, decide which plants you would like planted where. Often gardeners choose to plant fragrant types of flowers (such as lavender) on the outside borders of their garden to form a nice-smelling entrance that leads to an arrangement of flowers on the inside (often including roses and hydrangeas) – but this is only a general guideline, and you can adapt your planting needs and location depending on the way you’d like your garden laid out.
The next step is to make sure the soil conditions are what they should be before you plant (or transplant) your hydrangeas. Ideally, they prefer to have moist soil without being too wet – and it’s a good idea to ensure there’s enough organic matter compost mixed into the soil.