Soil Prep & Fertilizers

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7 Ways to Make Your Own Rooting Hormone

Save money by whipping some up with household materials.

How to Grow Sphagnum Moss

Sphagnum moss can grow into large, fluffy carpets.

How to Use Fertilizer in Your Yard to Prep for Spring

Prepare your yard for warmer days ahead with these fertilizing tips.

Signs Your Soil Is Depleted

Have trouble identifying the problem with your plants? The answer could be right in front of you.

How to Repurpose Coffee Grounds in Your Garden

Gardening and coffee grounds are the perfect blend.

How to Fix Acidic Soil Organically

Raise the pH for more alkaline soil and happier plants.

How to Organically Correct Alkaline Garden Soil

Alkaline soil occurs naturally where rainfall is low.

How Does Cotton Seed Meal Affect Soil Fertility?

Soil is depleted over time by the plants growing in it.

How to Lay Wood Chips in the Garden

Prevent weeds and protect your garden with wood chip mulch.

7 Benefits of Vermicomposting

Vermicomposting is the usage of earthworms to convert vegetable waste to a 100 percent natural plant fertilizer.

Organic vs. Inorganic Fertilizer

We'll tell you what's best for your garden.

The Best DIY Organic Fertilizers

Save money in your garden by making these fertilizers with things you were going to throw into the garbage!

Plant Benefits with Green Manure

A plot of ground left idle for six weeks or more begins to lose its rich soil value. The elements, snow,

How to Use Firewood Ash as Fertilizer

Help your garden with waste from your fireplace.

How to Prepare Your Soil in Fall for Your Spring Garden

Prepare your garden during the fall for spring in only three steps.

Using Molasses To Boost Fertilizer

A little molasses in your fertilizer can bring surprising results.

Dangerous Fertilizer Chemicals to be Aware of

Lookout for these in inorganic fertilizers.

Combating Soil Erosion in the Garden

Prevent erosion, and turn slopes, hills and valleys into wonderful landscapes.

Benifical Organic Soil Ingrediants for Growing Carrots

Organic soil is the preferred choice for household gardens growing small quantities of fruits and vegetables.

Making Potting Soil Mix: Three Tips

Keep down costs and control your ingredients.

How to Harvest Your Vermicompost

Let the worms do the work. You just collect your compost when it's ready.

Organic Soil Preparation

Organic amendments break down and build a high quality organic soil for a plentiful garden.

Humus Soil 101

Humus is the most complete single source of nutrition for your garden.

Topsoil 101: Basic Composition and Function

Topsoil is one of those things that every yard needs, but for some, they never really know what it is made of or how best to use it.

Enrich Garden Soil in Four Ways

A great garden starts with the earth. Don't just tend your plants, tend the soil they grow in.

5 Things to Know About Clay Soil

Use clay to your advantage in the garden by learning what it can do. Here's the dirt clay soil.

Preventing Soil Erosion on Slopes

Gardening on a slope can present a unique problem with erosion. Learn about what you can do to prevent it.

Soil: A Delicate Balancing Act

Whether it's nitrogen or pH, here's what to look for.

Making Organic Fertilizers for the Veggie Garden

As with sausage, you might not want to know what goes into it, but euphemisms like "guano" and "castings" make it easier.

Should I Fertilize in the Fall?

We'll show you why fall is the perfect season for fertilizer.

How to Eliminate Fruit Flies from Vermicompost

3 methods to control the flies in your worm bin.

Fertilizer: Restoring Soil Fertility

Restoring soil fertility with a fertilizer can be a tricky task. If you use too much, the soil will actually

What is Hydrolyzed Fish Fertilizer?

Try this natural and ancient garden food.

How to Mix Your Own Blends of Fertilizer

Create your own homemade fertilizer to keep your garden green and save costs. Use compost in your mix

Save Your Hair! It's a Great Fertilizer

It may sound strange, but since hair is organic, you can actually use it as a fertilizer. Why Does

3 Benefits of Liquid Chemical Fertilizers

Liquid chemical fertilizers have a number of benefits for soil, plants and users. These products are

Fertilizers that Can be Found Around the House

Home gardeners spend over $2 million a year on different fertilizers for their gardens and houseplants.

Fertilizers - What Does N-P-P Mean?

When discussing fertilizers and fertilizer compounds, N-P-P is actually a misnomer. The letters stand

Fertilizers - The Importance Of Nitrogen

Many popular fertilizers incorporate nitrogen in their composition or are made specifically as a "nitrogen

What are Toxic Organic Fertilizer Compounds?

The term organic fertilizer may summon up images of compost heaps and manure piles. However, the term

Using Organic Fertilizers in Your Backyard Garden

Organic fertilizers, sometimes referred to as agriculture fertilizer, can be a great way to keep your

Peat Moss vs Newspaper for Worm Composting

Worm composting is also known as vermicompost. It is used more commonly than animal manure or chemical

Fertilizers - The Importance Of Phosphate

Along with two other nutrients, phosphate is added to soil using fertilizers. Phosphorous is produced

All About Liquid Organic Fertilizers

Organic fertilizers, particularly the nitrogen-based variety, have become popular among horticulturists