I live in Tacoma, WA and have an area I’d like to plant some small azaleas in; however, the soil there is very sandy. What are some short term solutions to making the soil suitable for the azaleas?
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This article will help with amending your soil: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/amending-sandy-soil.htm These shrubs prefer well-draining, acidic soil. You may want to test the soil pH. You can do this yourself with a soil testing kit or through your local extension office. Then you can treat as needed. This article will give suggestions on raising the soil acidity, if necessary: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/raise-acid-level-soil.htm