I have a small area in front of my house with some grass and existing shrubs. I want to make an L-shaped flower bed in my space without disturbing the existing shrubs.
I have removed some of the grass and dug a bit to airate the soil. I have noticed that the soil is quite poor.
I can't tell if it's clay or silt. It clumps together and is very hard when it dries.
I don't think it's ideal for annual flowers or bulbs. It will cost a lot of money to dig for 2 feet and to remove the soil all around in an L shape.
If I add compost, I don't think it will blend well into the existing soil and make it less clumpy.
What are some things I could try?