When you dream of lush garden makeovers, only to wake up facing a barren yard, you may need to call in some expert help. That's what new homeowner Andy Gray decided to do after he'd cleared the scraggly bushes outside his century-old fixer-upper in a quiet town north of New York City.
The success of a vegetable garden depends on the preliminaries. Much like priming a wall before you paint, the care with which you prepare the soil and the plants is the foundation on which any garden is built. Follow these steps for a healthy garden from the ground up.