Hi, I'm absolutely new to gardening, and as excited as I am about starting, I'm concerned about the contaminated soil in my Southern California backyard. Years ago, maybe ~15 years ago, my family self painted parts of the house damaged during an accident. Regrettably, some of the painting waste water ended up in the back yard. Whatever grass in that 15' x 15' plot soon died off. We currently don't care for the plot at all but there does seem to be grass patches growing.
I'm interested in adding some life to my backyard in the form of fruit bearing trees. Should I commit to growing the trees in large planters and maybe allow only in ground planting of flowers or other non-edible items?
This post was edited by gardenweb88 on Thu, Apr 18, 13 at 12:07