How much do you think you know about soil? How much do you want to know about soil? Hopefully the answer to the second question is “a lot,” because we’re about to hit you with more knowledge about soil than you probably thought you’d ever want or need. Buckle up, things are about to get dirty. (Like, actual dirt, nothing inappropriate.)
Down and Dirty with Garden Soil
Whether you’re taking on your own DIY spring planting project or simply giving us a better foundation to build upon when we come to landscape for you, your soil is tremendously important as the backbone of your garden. As spring bloom grows nearer, make sure that your garden is happy and healthy, and ready to give your flowers all the nutrients they need. Here are some key facts when it comes to the health of your garden soil.
- First and foremost, your soil is alive. Not “it’s aliiiiveee” like Frankenstein. Alive in that there are likely hundreds upon hundreds upon thousands of microscopic organisms living in your soil that aid in plant growth and health. With that in mind, remember that it needs food and water. Water is easy, but as far as food goes, Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium are the main nutrients your soil needs. Many fertilizers and various organic matter (yay for composting!) are rich in these.
- New crops need new soil. That means that when you’re replanting this spring, you should also renew or refresh your soil with nutrients, fertilizers, and/or fresh soil. This is especially important if you’re planting harvestable crops like in a vegetable garden.
- Not all soil is created equal and not all plants will thrive in the same types of soil. There’s a great informative piece about garden soil on EarthEasy.com that can give you insight into different types of soil, which plants are best for which soil, and plenty of other garden soil knowledge for sustainable living.
As always, if you have any additional questions about soil, gardening, or any other landscaping venture, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
Preparing for Spring Bloom with Evergreen Gene’s
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