Soil Prep & Fertilizers

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What Plants Fix Depleted Soil

They pull vital elements out of the air and into the earth.

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.

Nutrient Management 5 - Fertilizer Application

Commercial fertilizers are normally a dry granular material.

Fertilizer: Restoring Soil Fertility

Restoring soil fertility with fertilizer can be tricky.

Working with Poor Soil Drainage

Soil conditions don't have to be perfect for all plants.

How to Prevent Compacted Soil in 6 Steps

Compacted soil makes it difficult to grow plants.

Making a Planting Bed with Wire Mesh

Wire protects from moles.

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,

Nutrient Management 4 - Fertilizers and Soil Amendments

Once you have the results of the soil test, you can add nutrients or soil amendments such as lime, as

Nutrient Management 3 - Taking Soil Tests

If you intend to send your sample to the land grant university in your state, contact the local Cooperative

Gardening Soil

Gardening soil is an important part of your garden. You have to ensure you are using rich gardening soil

Fertilizer Dusters and Sprayers Maintenance

Sprayers & Dusters Usage Tips A season-long approach is the best approach to help prevent

Cooking Up Some Dirt

Whether you're starting a window garden or putting planters on your patio, you'll need nutrient-rich

Fertilizers - The Importance Of Phosphate

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

How to Empty Soil in a Worm Farm

Emptying the soil from a worm farm is something that must be occasionally completed. Typically, it is

How to Lay Wood Chips in the Garden

Prevent weeds and protect your garden with wood chip mulch.

Transplanting a Plant From Soil to Hydro

All you need to know for moving your plants into a hydroponic environment.

How to Turn a Trailer into a Manure Spreader

You can make a useful manure spreader from your old box trailer. Just add a movable tailgate hinged at

The Properties of Clay Soil

Use clay soil effectively by knowing these traits.

How to Eliminate Termites in Soil

To eliminate termites, you must learn the ins and outs of treatment.

How to Create Urea Fertilizer

If you do much gardening, you know how the cost of fertilizer can add up over a growing season, but it

How to Use Firewood Ash as Fertilizer

Help your garden with waste from your fireplace.

Creating the Right Soil Mix for Square Foot Gardening

An efficient "soil" for intensive gardening.

Dangerous Fertilizer Chemicals to be Aware of

Look out for these in inorganic fertilizers.

Organic vs. Inorganic Fertilizer

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

How To Create Your Own Top Soil

You can spruce up your garden soil more easily than you think.

How to Loosen Clay Soil for More Oxygen

Turn difficult, packed earth into fertile soil.

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 on clay soil.

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.

7 Benefits of Vermicomposting

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

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.

Humus Soil 101

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

Preparing the Garden Soil

Mix in some drainage boosters and organic material.

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 Repurpose Coffee Grounds in Your Garden

Gardening and coffee grounds are the perfect blend.

The Best DIY Organic Fertilizers

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

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.

Combating Soil Erosion in the Garden

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