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Gardeners should focus upon feeding the soil which will, in turn, nourish their plants. Good soil contains beneficial bacteria and fungi that help plants fend off disease and insect attacks, making a gardener’s job easier and lessening the need for herbicides and pesticides, even natural ones. Gardeners should also pay close attention to deadheading their plants and removing any dead or diseased material to keep their garden healthy.
With a little elbow grease, garden soil can become healthy again.
Soil has four basic building blocks:
Rock is eroded by time, water, and wind and breaks down into sand, silt or clay—or a mixture of these three. Organic matter, air, and water are what make soil loose and fluffy.
The best thing a gardener can do for his/her soil is compost, compost, and compost some more. Having a small area set aside to make compost is essential for a healthy garden, and a scoop of compost mixed in with soil at planting time helps get plants off to a good start.
Afraid of composting? Don’t be. It’s easy.
Although compost doesn’t add a lot of fertility to the soil, it does condition it giving it better texture to help retain water and nutrients.
Using fertilizer is another option to help your garden grow.
Gardeners may be generally familiar with the N-P-K symbols on fertilizer bags, representing nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, but how do these elements work?
Improving your soil takes time and a bit of work, but the gardener that takes care of the soil is helping plants get what they need.