We have purchased a new lot, (in southern Ontario). The pine trees that covered the lot had been planted too close together and were very tall and had mostly dead branches way up to the top. They unfortunately had to go, in order to have space to build a house. (we will plant more pines and maples etc. once the house is situated)
My question is, what do I need to do, if anything, to amend the topsoil to be able to plant gardens? I am very anxious to plant some acid loving Rhodos and Hydrangeas, which I am sure will do well around the lot, but I also want to plant many other things.
We will be stripping the topsoil to the back of the lot this fall and hopefully start a house in the spring so the soil will be in a pile over the winter.