Soil Problems

Gardening in High Alkaline Hard Clay Soil


Laura Grange added on September 14, 2017 | Answered

I am wondering what plants, specifically a nice flowering groundcover that doesn't grow very high, will be happy in my alkaline hard clay yard without me having to change the soil. I am in Seattle, WA with a climate of 8b, and the area is in full sun. Thank you!


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DLarum
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 16, 2017

If amending the clay soil is not an option, plants such a low growing viburnum's, euonymus, juniper, cranesbill or salvias may do well. These articles should help

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/xeriscape/xeriscape-landscape-design-ideas-for-clay-soil.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/plants-for-alkaline-soil.htm

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