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Articles about soil

Home & Garden
by dkittel
7 years ago
How to Improve Your Houston Garden

Gardening in Houston has its challenges starting with the naturally high content of clay found in Houston soil. To help your plants thrive and survive, learn more about the nature of clay soil and what you can do to improve your garden.

Home & Garden
by Mary
8 years ago
Starting a Garden

Before ever putting shovel to soil, there are a few things that need to be done when starting a garden. Determining the quality of your soil and the amount of sun and rain that is received will help in deciding which plants can be purchased and planted. Soil...

Environment
by J. Larson
6 years ago
Soils 102

This article covers whats soils are made of? Providing basic information about sand, silt and clay as well as the the organic and empty space components of soil.

Home & Garden
by nextyear
6 years ago
Early Spring Lawn Care Advice: Preparing the Soil

In order for lawn grass to flourish it must be sown on soil that is in excellent condition.

Home & Garden
by DebDavies
9 years ago
How to Determine Soil Type and Fix It

Soil type and overall health has an impact on the success of whatever is growing in it. Some plants require a rich, loamy soil, others require a sandy soil and still other perform better in dirt higher in clay content. You don't have to frustrate yourself trying to figure...

Environment
by J. Larson
6 years ago
Soils 103

Soil Horizons are layers that from in soil profiles of sufficient depth. These horizons give us clues on soil structure, chemistry, climate local vegetation and parent material.

Environment
by J.N. Thurgood
4 years ago
Why You Should use a Cover Crop

If you find that after harvest your soil keeps getting blown away by the wind or swept away by the rain then read this article. Here are some reasons why you should use a cover crop.

Home & Garden
by BStar69
8 years ago
How To Test Your Garden Soil At Home

Soil testing is something most people don't think about when planting their gardens, but once every year or two, it's not a bad idea. When you prepare a dinner for your family you try to include all the nutrients they need to stay healthy. Your plants need the same thing! Testing the acidity is probably the most important, and at least once you need to have a complete soil analysis as well.

Home & Garden
by pwarlick
8 years ago
Sandy Soil - Organic Soil Amendments

Sandy soil lacks the necessary texture to hold on to vital water and nutrients to sustain life for many plants. Most people use organic soil amendments to change the physical properties of the sandy soil. Organic matter mixed with the sandy soil builds it up, changes its...

Home & Garden
by philbechtel
7 years ago
The Best Soil for Growing Carrots

Carrots are a great crop that can be grown in multiple seasons and various regions. Be sure to start with the best soil to produce the best yeild.

Home & Garden
by BAfriend
8 years ago
How To Start Your Own Vegetable Or Flower Garden

Whether or not your garden is new or has already been established, starting it is not a difficult task just one that requires diligence and planning ahead. To get any successful vegetable or flower garden started, you must begin well in advance of planting and this article will show you how.

Environment
by wordspeller
6 years ago
Taking Good Care Of Our Earth

Sustainable soil management is about respecting the land so that it remains a natural, life-enhancing environment for all that live in and above it. Connected to the Earth as we are, healthy soils create healthy life, and there is no hope of sustained living or abundance of crops, trees, animals or human beings, without it. When sustainable soil management is considered, it is often in relation to organic production of animals and crops, home gardening and permaculture courses. Biodynamic methods are also part of this system, promoting awareness of how the land can be cared for in a meaningful way.

Home & Garden
by pwarlick
8 years ago
Why Should I Add Lime to My Soil?

If you are new to gardening, there is much to learn to achieve great results. Knowing everything about your soil is vital for success in growing healthy, thriving plants. Soil can be acidic, neutral, and alkaline. Different plants thrive in different types of soil....

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
4 years ago
3 Benefits of No-Till Garden Planting

No Till is a method of gardening that utilizes none to minimal cultivation, heavy mulching and the use of cover crops to produces a loose fertile soil with minimal effort on your part.  When done correctly No Till gardening can improve yields, reduce labor and manage weeds and pests without chemicals or heavy cultivation.  

Home & Garden
by DonnaCosmato
7 years ago
What Different Types of Soil Will Make the Sunflower Grow the Fastest?

Are you looking for ways to jumpstart your sunflowers? Find out more about what different types of soil will make the sunflower grow the fastest.

Environment
by J. Larson
6 years ago
The Hidden Consequences of Tillage

Soil tillage is not as simple and straightforward as we thought. It has many hidden consequences that are only recently coming to light.

Home & Garden
by Dr_E
8 years ago
The Best Soil for Growing Tomatoes and How to Make It

I do not have the best soil for growing tomatoes, which require rich soil with lots of humus.

But I want to grow them so, this summer I am going to work hard to improve my soil.

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Home & Garden
by Mary
9 years ago
Soil for a Raised Bed

I like to get my soil for a raised bed before I start building it. It just seems to get done faster if I do this part before the building.

When choosing the soil you need to decide if you want to...

Home & Garden
by Matt K
5 years ago
To Till Or Not To Till

Getting into the garden each spring is a celebration of victory over the long winter season. One tool of that celebration is the roto-tiller. This article explores the benefits and disadvantages of tilling.

Home & Garden
by Mary
9 years ago
Organic Vegetable Soil

If you are interested in organic gardening learning how to create organic vegetable soil is the first step. Nature takes many years to develop topsoil naturally and speeding up the process is necessary if you do not want to wait until you are 86 for your...

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