Good soil for flowers, plants and trees increase plant growth and success. If you have selected a good location for next year and this is a great time to begin improving the soil. Vermiculite or peat moss will improve texture of the soil adding 10 to 20 percent of volume to your gardening area. Vermiculite is a mica rock that helps retain moisture and makes soil more friable, easily reduced to tiny particles.
Peat moss is decomposed prehistoric plants that come from the bottom of bogs and swamps. It holds moisture and makes the soil more friable as well. Course Vermiculite would be the best choice but peat moss can work just as well and is less expensive overall. When these are purchased in large bails you can save money if you plan on starting or extending your garden next year. Course vermiculite improves poor soil the best.
If you are on a budget contact your local gardening center or wholesale supplier in the Kansas City to save time, money and gas gathering prices. Each year slowly making improvements to the soil or adding new areas to your garden makes it manageable. If you are a new gardener your excited and full of zeal growing more than you can handle which could hinder your continued enjoyment of this great hobby.
Taking it slower and working a smaller area increases your odds of success. Gardening should be fun not a dreaded chore. You are also helping replenish the earth and will save you time in the long run. Enjoy!