Not all soils are created equal. Just inside Rapid City's boundaries, for example, the northeast soils are much more challenging to gardeners than those on the west side of town. And what's a gardener to do? Amend, amend, amend. Some gardeners build their own compost piles or buy soil amendments. Others head to the landfill, where not only lawn and yard waste is composted, but also household garbage.
INFORMATION ON GARDEN WALK:
The Pennington County Master Gardeners are holding a garden walk on Sunday, June 25. Harley Paulson says there are six gardens to be toured, all in the Sheridan Lake Road area. It starts at 12:30 p.m. and costs $5. For more details, go to one of these websites: