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  • Each year you should amend your raised garden bed's soil to keep it fresh and to avoid soil compaction. Here is a very simple way to get ready each year.

    How to Amend Raised-Bed Garden Soil

    How to Amend Raised-Bed Garden Soil

    by landocheese0

  • This article will provide you with the knowledge to test, examine and amend soils for all types of gardens, from a small-space balcony garden to an in-ground vegetable plot to an animal-fodder patch.

    Your Soil Is the Foundation of Your Homestead

    Your Soil Is the Foundation of Your Homestead

    by Michael2

  • Learn how to prepare a soil sample for testing, locate a testing center near you (even if you're an organic gardener), and read your test results.

    How to Take a Soil Sample

    How to Take a Soil Sample

    by Jill Spencer0

  • Lower the cost and reduce the hassle of filling seasonal containers by reusing last year’s potting soil. To minimize risk to your plants and maximize the effectiveness of used soil, follow these soil-recycling tips.

    How to Reuse Potting Soil Safely

    How to Reuse Potting Soil Safely

    by Jill Spencer67

  • Good soil is the foundation of a successful garden. If you want healthy plants, you need to know your soil and how to prepare it for planting flowers, shrubs, and trees. This article will explain some of the most important things to consider as you are preparing to plant.

    How to Prepare Your Soil for Attractive, Healthy Plants

    How to Prepare Your Soil for Attractive, Healthy Plants

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney3

  • A successful garden starts with having healthy soil- not just any dirt will grow plants well. Learn about what you can do to start your garden out positively.

    Understanding Your Garden’s Soil

    Understanding Your Garden’s Soil

    by Diane Lockridge2

  • Preparing soil for planting and gardening is often overlooked, but is essential to growing healthy plants. Many simple tests can be performed to determine soil composition, nutrients, and drainage. Fertilizing, tilling, and mulching are also vital when preparing soil for planting.

    Soil Preparation

    Soil Preparation

    by Sean Hemmer18

  • If you don't know which type of soil you have, you won't know which types of flowers, shrubs, and trees you are going to be able to grow with any success. This article will review the different soil types, show you how to determine which type you have, and show ways of amending it.

    Creating a Beautiful Garden Begins With Your Knowledge of the Soil

    Creating a Beautiful Garden Begins With Your Knowledge of the Soil

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney2

  • Acidic soil will cause growth failure in plants, as they are unable to take up the necessary nutrients to thrive. Increase soil pH by adding lime or wood ashes at the appropriate time of year!

    How to Make Soil Less Acidic

    How to Make Soil Less Acidic

    by Leah Lefler10

  • There are many differences between organic and non-organic soils. Mulch, compost, and manure are organic and will transform a nutrient-deficient soil into a rich organic environment for plants. Perlite, vermiculite, expanded clay aggregate, and rockwool are non-organic. They are heavily used in hydroponics and as soil amendments for potted plants.

    Organic vs. Non-Organic Soil

    Organic vs. Non-Organic Soil

    by Sean Hemmer9

  • Get your flower and vegetable garden off to a beneficial start with natural soil amendments. Keep your soil healthy and you’ll create a productive and quality bumper crop.

    5 Ways to Enrich Your Garden Soil

    5 Ways to Enrich Your Garden Soil

    by Linda Chechar4

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