Soil is a complex living environment that consists of fine rock particles, partially decomposed organic matter, roots, water, air, worms, minuscule soil creatures, and micro-organisms. Three kinds of materials make up soil: sand, silt, and clay. Depending on where you live and what you are planting, your garden soil can suffer greatly if it is exposed to too much sun and air, etc. The key to having good garden soil is to tend and nurture it properly. The following tips will help you improve your garden soil each year and will also increase the production of your garden as a whole.
1.) Loosen the soil as deeply as you can but don’t turn it over.
2.) Break up any clumps and dig up any old roots.
3.) Add plenty of organic matter, such as compost from yard clippings and vegetables.
4.) Add nitrogen-rich fertilizer.
5.) Test your soil to see if it is lacking nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, etc.
6.) Ask your local gardening store or association for assistance if needed.
7.) Research different nitrogen sources to decide which will be the most productive in your garden.
8.) Weed often.
9.) Calculate fertilizer before cultivating. This can save money, increase yields, and reduce potential harm from groundwater.
10.) Double dig soil to completely revamp it. This makes soil more fertile, and also helps it drain better.
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