Soil is the Foundation of Every Garden

 


Article by: Ian White

Nothing says home , Summer Gardening Tips like flower gardens. , Landscaping Lighting Techniques Whether you prefer roses, , Teak Patio Furniture wild-flowers, or ornamental grasses, , Easy Pond and Water Garden Construction flower , Spring is Almost Here - March Gardening Tips beds pull a property's appearance together and add that special touch of home. , Tulips However, many individuals make a mistake by rushing into a flower garden. , Know Your Bird Feeders, Part 1 The key to a garden , Hydrangea Forever & Ever Red that will be around for years to come is to do research on your area, and to learn what kind of growing soil , Container Gardening Is For Everyone you have on your property. , Spring is Almost Here - March Gardening Tips

The type of soil , An Introduction To Palm Trees you have is a very important factor on how you will go about preparing your gardening , Soil PH...An Important "Key" To Successful --In Plain English beds for planting. Soils , Orchid Care - What The Root Tells Us in different regions do vary. Some soils , Spring is Almost Here - March Gardening Tips are very dry. Others are nutrient poor, sandy, have heavy clay, and some are even rocky. Thankfully, most soils fall , Know Your Bird Feeders, Part 1 somewhere within this wide range. Still, no soil , 'Blushing Bride' Hydrangea (PPAF) is perfect and much can be done to improve it.

Before you start digging and planting your flower , Buying or Building Your Own Water Fountain beds, the first order of business is to have your soil , In Garden Design, Less Is More tested. This is the only way to know the true composition of your soil. , Spring is Almost Here - March Gardening Tips You can have your soil , Know Your Bird Feeders; Part 2 tested at a lab that does soil , Fuchsia procumbens testing in your area. They can be located by doing a search on the Internet, , Pruning Trees and Shrubs to Enhance Garden Views or looking in your local , An Introduction To Palm Trees telephone book.

Proper soil , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures samples should be taken from where you will have the center of the bed, , Hibiscus Care and from both ends of the bed. , Know Your Bird Feeders; Part 2 You will want to acquire a tablespoon size sample from each area. The samples should be taken from a depth of five to six inches from the soil's surface. Once you have all three samples, you should thoroughly mix them together in a container.

You will want to ask to have a complete soil , Pruning Trees and Shrubs to Enhance Garden Views test performed on your sample. This will include a pH test. This will read the alkalinity and acidity of your soil. , Rock Gardens - A Different Kind of Garden You will want a result somewhere in the range of 6.0 and 7.0. If you have a reading that is lower than 6.0, this means your soil , Tulips has too much acid. To correct this problem, you can add ground limestone to the bed soil. , Landscaping Lighting Techniques A reading of more than 7.0 indicates that your soil , Skip The Pesticide And Use Natural Alternatives is too alkaline. This can be corrected by adding powdered sulphur to your soil. , Teak Patio Furniture

Your soil , I Was Asked if I Had Any Stepping Stone Molds test will also tell you if there is a deficiency of nutrients in your soil. , 'Blushing Bride' Hydrangea (PPAF) If the test result comes back that there is a deficiency in a particular nutrient, simply take the necessary steps to add this nutrient back to the soil. , Mosquito Disease Along with information , Patio Chair Covers about your soil's pH and nutrient value, you will be given information , Easy Pond and Water Garden Construction on how much organic , Add Value to Your Home - Landscaping matter is in your soil. , Enjoy Creating and Growing a Sustainable Garden While Feeding Your Family This is important information. , Add Value to Your Home - Landscaping This will let you know if your soil , What Does A Brassia Orchid Plant And A Spider Have In Common? needs an organic , Gardeners: Contain Yourselves! matter supplement.

You should keep in mind that adjusting the pH, nutrient value and organic , What Does A Brassia Orchid Plant And A Spider Have In Common? matter in your growing soil , An Introduction To Palm Trees will do little to change , Pruning Trees and Shrubs to Enhance Garden Views its consistency. To improve the texture of your growing soil, , How Bat Houses Can Improve Your Backyard Experience you will need to add soil , Clematis Care conditioners to the growing , Add Value to Your Home - Landscaping area. Many individuals are familiar with conditioners, yet they may have never thought of them as conditioners. Soil , Add Value to Your Home - Landscaping conditioners can include manure, peat moss, sand, , An Introduction To Palm Trees vermiculite, and compost. , I Was Asked if I Had Any Stepping Stone Molds

Once your soil , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 15) Ozone is in proper condition, you are ready for the two-week waiting period. This is key, as during this time is when you should turn your soil's top surface every three days. This works any weed , Know Your Bird Feeders; Part 2 seedlings to the surface and gives them a chance to sprout. Once they sprout, your turning of the dirt's surface will expose their roots , Skip The Pesticide And Use Natural Alternatives and dry them out. Between ten and fourteen days, the top layer of your soil , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures should be free from weed , Rock Gardens - A Different Kind of Garden seedlings, however keep in mind that they may make their way to the surface once you start your actual planting. Be mindful of the weed , Teak Patio Furniture sprouts, and pull them out by hand if you want. However, don't spray them with any chemicals until your seedlings are firmly rooted and are at least three to four inches tall.

Many individuals simply do not have any soil , Birdbaths to work with. These individuals may live in a very rocky, sandy or barren environment. , Feng Shui in the Garden For individuals who have virtually no growing soil , Birdbaths on their properties, , Container Gardening Is For Everyone they may want to consider making raised beds. , How to Grow Chocolate Cosmos These beds , Know Your Bird Feeders; Part 2 can be filled in with soil , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures that is brought to the site from elsewhere. If that is not an option, home , Summer Gardening Tips owners can simply do container gardening. , How to Grow Chocolate Cosmos A container garden , Fuchsia procumbens is fast becoming the choice of many who live in dry, sandy regions.

No matter where you live, you can incorporate flower , Orchid Care - What The Root Tells Us beds into your landscape , Add Value to Your Home - Landscaping with a little forethought and research. Make sure your soil , Enjoy Creating and Growing a Sustainable Garden While Feeding Your Family is healthy, , An Introduction To Palm Trees choose plants , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 15) Ozone and flowers , Enjoy Creating and Growing a Sustainable Garden While Feeding Your Family that work for your region and get on the offense with weeds. , Catch a Leprechaun in Your Garden Those three tips , Gardening - Keeping Containers Looking Good will keep your garden , Orchid Care - What The Root Tells Us growing for years to come.
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