Improving Garden Soil and a Gardener’s Guide to Fertilizers

Adding organic matter in the form of compost and aged manure, or using mulch or growing cover crops (green manures), is the best way to prepare soil for planting. Adding chemical fertilizers will replenish only certain nutrients and do nothing for maintaining good, friable soil. Organic matter will help supply everything your plants need.

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Healthy soil is the basis of healthy plants and a healthy environment. When garden soil is in good shape there is less need for fertilizers or pesticides.

Organic soil is rich in humus, the end result of decaying materials such as leaves, grass clippings and compost. It holds moisture, but drains well. Good organic garden soil is loose and fluffy  filled with air that plant roots need and it has plenty of minerals essential for vigorous plant growth. It is alive with living organisms from earthworms to fungi and bacteria that help maintain the quality of the soil. Proper pH is also an essential characteristic of healthy soil.

n a perfect world, your garden’s soil would provide all the nutrients and trace elements plants need. But in the real world, garden and lawn soil  and thus the plants that live in them  often needs a little boost.

Improving the health of your soil is the number one thing you can do to improve your garden, yard or landscape and organic fertilizers can help. They provide a wide array of macro and micronutrients, encourage lush growth and beautiful blooms and give long-lasting, healthy results year after year.

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