How to keep your soil healthy and fertile


How to Keep Your Soil Healthy and Fertile

A successful landscape is one that lasts a long time. But

if you’re wondering what the secret is for a landscape’s

longevity then the answer lies on the soil. If your soil is

good, then you are almost always assured of growing healthy

plants.

However, not every soil in the world is built for growing

good plants. More often than not, there are several things

you have to do first before you can even plant anything on

particular plot of land. Here are some tips on how you can

have a soil that is healthy and fertile.

1. Mix your soil with compost

- mixing your soil with compost makes it better in

retaining air and water than ordinary soil can. Also, the

compost introduces more nutrients to the soil which will

help a lot in growing plants.

Creating compost can take a while, though. Active

composting, wherein you take a systematic approach in

creating compost, takes about a month.

Meanwhile, passive composting, the method where you let

nature take its course in composting the organic materials,

takes much longer.

2. Putting mulch on your soil

- mulch is any type of organic material that you put on top

of your soil. It can range from cut grass to bark. Putting

mulch on the soil can help the soil retain water better and

prevent it from eroding easily.

3. Take it easy on the fertilizer

- just because fertilizers help put nutrients on your soil

doesn’t mean you have to overdo it. In fact, too much

fertilizer can have adverse effects on your soil and the

environment in general.