Living near the ocean is a coveted location that
many people long for, but the benefits of being near the coast can be lessened
by the harsh conditions on your landscape. Strong coastal winds, saltwater
spray, and sandy soil can all cause significant challenges to any gardening
goals you have for your home. Soil near the beach has more sand in it, thus
causing more natural salt to accumulate and causing plants to have a hard time
thriving. This is known as soil salinity.
The best way to adjust your soil is to make sure it is draining well so
the excess salt can be washed away.
If you live near the ocean, the land will be pretty flat, so you might
need to make a draining system for your soil by installing pipes. Just make sure that your pipes drain into your
own property and not into a neighbor’s who might get upset! You can also improve the soil quality by supplementing