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Drainage

A simple checklist will help you identify problems and note things that may need changing. Doing this before you start planting will make gardening a whole lot more fun and keep you from having to correct mistakes when plants are growing.

Check for good drainage. Does water sit on top of the ground for a long time? Does the soil stay wet for a long time? A spot like this might be good for mud pies but not for gardening.

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