Strawberries love sun, so make sure they get planted in a space where they can get plenty — eight to 10 hours — of direct sunlight a day is what they like best. When it comes to soil, they can be pretty forgiving, but they like it loamy best. You may want to add some phosphorous depending on what type of soil you have. Ensure that they get good drainage so that their roots don’t rot — you can create a small raised bed for them if your space tends to let water stand. They’re pretty thirsty plants — water about one inch per week, maybe more when they just start to flower.