Did you know that healthy soil is needed to grow a healthy garden? Did you know that adding organic matter to your soil helps it to retain water, improve drainage and prevent erosion? It’s true! Check out this article for six simple ways to do so in your own garden.
Banana skins can be a great addition to your garden. The rich soil the peels create will provide all the nutrients your plants need!
Fertile ground, like our bagged soil, will help your apple and orange trees grow successfully but also help with other plants that produce nuts.
Additionally, aphids have been known to flee from plant life touched by bananas. You might want to use these tasty bits as pest-control agents instead of pesticides!
Eggshells are rich in calcium, phosphorus, and nitrogen which will increase the fertility of your soil.
Crush shells into the bottom of any holes you create for planting vegetables or flowers to keep pests like snails out.
Adding Epsom salt to your plants will help them grow better and healthier. The best time is to do this during their budding or leafing stage.
It is best to sprinkle it on the ground when you plant your seedlings. Not enough autumn mix will not make the soil better for your plants.
If you have an area of your garden or lawn that is too acidic, wood ashes can raise the pH level. They are healthy for plants if used in moderation, but make sure not to use them in areas with plant-life before testing a small out of area first.
Fertilizing a garden with manure may sound bad, but it’s a good way to have lush plants. You should compost the manure so that it won’t cause any fires.
Never use dog or cat poop on your plants. They can contain communicable diseases, like toxoplasmosis and roundworms.
Compost is an organic material that turns into a nutrient-filled fertilizer. Make your own compost from ingredients like apple cores, stale bread and vegetable peels or leaves and grass clippings to give plants what they need in order to grow healthier!
Compost is not the same as fertilizer. Compost adds nutrients to your plants, while fertilizers just add nutrients to your soil.
You can make your soil richer and healthier by following these easy DIY methods.