Gardeners here in Collin County have their work cut out for them when it comes to our soil. We live in the Texas Blackland Prairie ecoregion and that means most of us have hard black clay soils. Believe it or not, this type is soil is super rich in nutrients. The secret is not to remove it but to amend it with other things that loosen it up.
To improve plant health, conserve water, and greatly reduce the need for fertilizer in flowerbed areas, be sure to amend your soil by adding plenty of organic matter. Amending your soil is the best thing you can do for your garden. Here are some resources to get you stated.
ABOUT OUR SOIL:
GETTING YOUR SOIL TESTED:
BUILDING AND IMPROVING YOUR SOIL: