Soil that has become compacted is not only harder to work, it can also discourage beneficial organisms from your garden. Even worse, plants do not grow well in compacted dirt.
Soil erosion can leave slopes barren, allowing nothing but the hardiest plants to grow.
The world’s water resources are finite, and they are getting smaller every year. Is your garden part of the problem?
Sandy soil drains well, is easier to work, and is less likely to carry bacterial and fungal diseases.
Making your own compost is actually easier than many seem to believe. Here are the basics.
You can labor less, work more efficiently, and maybe even spend less money on your garden with a few smart gardening shortcuts.
When properly applied, they improve soil drainage, water-holding capacity, and aeration. Unlike perlite and other rock products, however, they do not require mining. Here’s how you can use rice hulls in your garden.
When years of gardening – or plain neglect – exhausts a soil’s nutrients, it loses the vitality required to support life. Here’s how restore depleted soil nutrients without synthetic fertilizers.
If you’ve bought potted plants or vegetable starters from a garden center, then you’ve probably wondered about those tiny white pellets in the potting soil. They look like bits of Styrofoam, but they’re not.
Raising chickens in your backyard is at once fun and rewarding. Not only do they enjoy the space, but they can also help out in the garden!