Can Other Plants Be Put Where Rhododendron Was Growing

Question From: Arlington, Massachusetts, United States
Q: I have a very old rhododendron in my yard; it is not doing well, and I would like to remove it, and plant some other type of acid-loving bush. I have heard that other plants should not be placed where rhododendrons have grown due to some impact the rhodie has had on the soil. Can you clarify? Thanks.

A: I have never heard nor read anything that alludes to that problem. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy