Back to Basics Again: Soil.

This week the importance of soil has featured quite high on the list with clients.

Soil is the medium in which plants grow.

The pH of the soil   and its structure influence the types of plants that can be grown.

Soils can be Neutral, Acid or Alkaline.

Structure varies form sand to silt and then clay.

Sand has large air spaces, while clay has very little.

Soil contains nutrients for plants to grow.

Both the nutrient level and structure can be improved with compost.

It is worth considering making your own from either leaves , grass or vegetable matter.

Various containers can be bought for this.

Mulch is also useful as a means of containing soil moisture and nutrient content.

Plants take water and nutrients from the soil to grow.

Care should be taken to replenish this loss.

 

 

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