Each region has its own unique weather and soil needs to be prepared differently for plants. To get the soil in the right composition for creating a garden, it is important to first have an idea of the type of garden that you want. Then plan how to treat the soil.

If you live in very cold areas and want to plant plants that prefer soil with a different chemical than your local soil.  It may be necessary to spend more time treating the soil with fertilizers if you want to increase your crop output.

Sometimes, the soil is very poor and will not allow plants to thrive without regular fertilizer applications. There are products that can be purchased at garden centers to help improve the nutritional status of your soil.

Are you unsure if these products are necessary or what kind of soil is common in your region? Ask a member of staff at your local garden center about the best growing conditions for your area. Your local gardening center staff will be able to answer any questions you may have about setting up a garden.

After you've started to prepare the soil, it is best to allow the soil to sit for at least 2 months. This will give microorganisms the time to decompose the nutrients and mulch, forming a nutrient-rich soil that is plant-friendly. Although it is not necessary to prepare the soil as soon as possible, it is a good idea especially if your soil is very poor or extremely rough.