Improve Your Garden Soil
Do you have a problem getting your garden to grow?
Have you tried fertilizers and regular watering but your plants
still come out looking pretty sad? Before you chock it up to your
seemingly brown thumb you may consider that
your problem may be improper
soil. Often soils don’t have the right texture or chemical
properties for plants to grow well. They need a little help. The good news is: even though
you can’t replace the soil you have, there are things you can do to
make it a better environment for your plants. Fixing your soil takes
a few simple steps. With a little work you’ll be on your way to having
a beautiful garden in no time.
To test your soil, wet it slightly and take a ball or
soil in your hand. If your soil is sandy, it won’t form into a ball.
If it is clay, it will form into a ball and not break apart easily.
Both these problems can be fixed by mixing in a thin layer of
compost into your soil with a gardening fork. For sandy soil, add
fine particles of compost. Add coarser particles to loosen up a clay