Newbie needs help!
I am about to plant 300 iris rhizomes and have a couple questions. I have about 25 iris which I planted last year and they did really well in my clay soil. I added a small amount of compost, but nothing else. After reading on this forum I think I should have added sand or something else to promote good drainage. What do you all recommend? I don't want to spend all that time planting if they won't be successful.
Another question: what kinds of pests do I need to be aware of? Do deer or squirrels eat/dig up the rhizomes? What type of protection should I provide?
Hopefully it's not too late to plant in my zone. Is there anyone in GA or Zone 7 that can offer an opinion?
Thanks for your help!!!