New Gardener Questions
I'm a new gardener--moving to a new house soon--and going to start on my first garden! I've heard that the dirt in northern VA is clay-ey. Will I need to do anything to it in order to grow flowers and vegetables? How much is it, roughly, to get a load of dirt from the nursery or garden store? Also, I want to start composting. How near or far do you recommend putting the compost pile from the back door? Thanks.