Fresh concrete-to seal or not to seal?
I recently moved into a newly constructed house without a yard or landscaping. Because of construction problems we had to repour the front walkway and will be bringing in dirt soon. The configuration of the walk has left a very narrow strip about 2 ft. wide and 4 ft long. The front 2 feet will be in full sun. The back 2 ft. will be in sun/part shade. I have read not to plant near fresh concrete within 90 days. I can live with that because I have no idea what to plant! However, I am wondering if I should try to seal the concrete before dirt is brought in. Otherwise, will I have trouble if I decide to plant an acid-loving shrub there in the future? (I was thinking a dwarf azalea in the sun/part shade area.) Earlier on this forum someone mentioned sealing concrete with Thompson's water seal, although that was not a a recommended usage. Any thoughts on sealing? Ideas on plantings accepted also!!