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How to Improve Sandy Soil to Grow Healthier Plants

How to Improve Sandy Soil to Grow Healthier Plants

Tips on how to improve sandy soil for better moisture retention and healthier plants.
How to Amend Clay Soil

How to Amend Clay Soil

Clay soil can be hard to work, have poor drainage and lack nutrients plants need to survive. Learn how to amend clay soil into workable, healthier soil.
How to Change Your Soil pH

How to Change Your Soil pH

Soil pH is an essential factor in a plant's ability to grow. Learn what it means, why it's important, and how to change your soil pH to help plants thrive.
How to Test Soil pH

How to Test Soil pH

Here’s how to do a simple soil pH test from items you probably already have in your kitchen. Once you determine whether your soil is acidic or alkaline, we have recommendations for soil amendments that can bring the soil back into the neutral pH range.
Straightforward Tips for Soil Improvement

Straightforward Tips for Soil Improvement

Good soil is essential for healthy plants. If your yard’s soil is less than perfect, you can improve it by digging in fresh materials to make up for what it lacks. But which materials should you add? This article describes seven of the most useful natural soil improvers.
5 Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Plants

5 Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Plants

Over time your soil can become depleted of certain nutrients and plants start to display signs of deficiency. Use our simple infographic to learn about five of the most common nutrient deficiencies and how to recognize them.
How to Stop Soil Erosion

How to Stop Soil Erosion

Topsoil being carried away by rainfall can be a serious problem. Here are methods to control erosion, including the strongest deterrent, plants.
How to Evaluate Your Soil Type

How to Evaluate Your Soil Type

Believe it or not, plants in the garden do better if the soil is healthy. Focus on a single aspect of soil health and perform this simple jar test to determine the composition of your garden soil.
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