For a thriving garden, nothing is more important than good soil conditions. Healthy soil includes a mix of microscopic insects, mites, bacteria and fungi– all which help organics decompose. Here are some ways you can improve your soils.
Adding organic matter to your garden soil can help by improving water retention, soil structure, and providing nutrients.
Changing the pH levels
Similar to nutrients, some plants grow better in slightly acidic soil while others do well in a neutral pH. The common method is to use lime to make soil more alkalic and sulfur to make it more acidic. Do take note that it does take a while and many amendments for pH levels to adjust to the right condition, sometimes this means over a year.
Fertilizers can give your plants the nutrients they need to grow prosperously. Having said that, there are different types of fertilizers for different types of plants, as every plant requires a different mix of nutrients. For example, grass requires less potassium than most other plants so the fertilizers for grass will have less of it.