The key element for plant growth and ultimately the overall health of the plants is having good soil. Unfortunately, your garden might not be having the good or rather the ideal soil to support the growth of your plants and grass.
Qualities of a good soil include:
- One that is nutrient-rich
- Is not compacted but well-draining at the same time able to retain enough water to supply to the plant roots
If your soil doesn’t exhibit any of these qualities, it’s time for some outside help. That’s where the soil amendment comes in.
Amending the soil simply means finding ways to improve the quality of the soil that is providing more nutrients, improving the soil’s structure, correcting its pH, improving the soil aeration, increasing its moisture-holding capacity, etc.
The whole idea is to make the soil good enough to promote healthy plant growth.
There are several soil amendment methods you can use from compost, leaf mold, manure, etc. however, you can’t just use any soil amendments because not all of them will work.
That is why you need to carry out a soil test first before you add anything to the soil. A soil test will reveal all the qualities of your soil, its pH, organic matter content, the soil’s general fertility, and such information.
From that, you’ll know which amendments to add to improve different areas of your soil’s parameters.
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