You need to spend some time thinking about your dirt, and figure out just how committed you can be to a watering routine.
Your outdoor space is ready, you have your ideal landscape sketched out, and you want to start planting. But hold your horticultural horses until you have considered three important factors if you want to save yourself some flora-induced stress and money in plant-replacement.
The soil is where it all begins—or ends.
If you are gardening in-ground, you have to work with the earthy hand that you have been dealt with. What is in your soil? For starters, in a city, two words: heavy metals. Don’t freak out.