I want to plant a flower bed. The ground untillable and soil poor so I am building on top of it.  I have used composted tree product and added miracle grow garden soil with a bit of composted manure.  What else should I do so it will be able to sustain a flower garden?  More manure? more garden soil?

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Soil should be loose and living. Make sure you can work at least 8" deep. Add compost every year thru out the year. Try to work the existing ground with a tiller  so that your new soil isn't simply laying on top in layers. Mulch your flowers each year and till in the mulch in spring. Test soil and adjust when needed.
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we added, mulch, leaves, grass clipping new soil, hay & lime and used a tiller and tilled it several times to mix it well, then spread it level with a metal rake.
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