How To Improve Your Soil By Adding Lime – Rain steadily washes lime out of your soil at an average rate of ½ oz per sq. yd. Slowly the land becomes more sour, and neither humus-makers nor the majority of fertilizers are of any help in correcting this condition. The answer is to apply lime – the oldest and still the best soil conditioner.
– Lime neutralizes sourness. Very few garden plants grow well under acid (sour) conditions. Continue Reading
Give Your Trees The Nutrients – Beautiful, full trees provide shade during the hottest parts of the day. Their presence in your backyard can lower your air conditioning bills and help create an oasis in your garden. However, when a tree near your home gets sick, its removal can be an unwanted expense. So what can you do to ensure the trees in your backyard continue to thrive for years to come? Here are a few tips about tree fertilizer. Giving your trees the nutrients they need is an easy way to help maintain them.
For anyone thinking of starting organic gardening adventure, correct and proper soil preparation is the foundation on which the organic garden is built. You cannot afford to get it wrong.
Soil pH testing. Step one to prepare your organic garden’s soil is basically to test it to see what you have to work with. Use tests to decide what you need to add before you proceed with amending your soil organically. You can pick up a soil testing kit at your local garden centre. The test will look at the pH of the soil which is a measure of acidity and alkalinity contained in it. Depending on the results of the test you may need to consider adding lime or sulfur to get the balance just right. A good soil testing kit will help you with this and additional materials are available at garden centers.