Gardening next to house in sandy soil..
Where I used to live, we had clay soil everywhere, any slope and the water would run downhill. At our new house, I need to fix up this entrance area and since the ground is all sand , and any water seems to just go down irregardless of the slope... how are people landscaping along the side of their homes and ensuring that water is still being diverted away from their foundation?? Are you burying anything under the garden area that will divert water that has passed through the garden away from the home? As you can see in the photo the driveway is a bit higher than the rest of the area so I need to bring the ground up some, I want to put plants in and along the house ... there will be a step coming off the front porch so plants will go to the corner for now. I also don't have gutter in that area so will have to use something that can take the rain and not make a mess. Any ideas as to how you would tackle this, or what you have done yourself would be greatly appreciated.