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How to Keep Your Soil Healthy and Fertile

A successful landscape is one that lasts a long time. But
if you’re wondering what the secret is for a landscape’s
longevity then the answer lies on the soil. If your soil is
good, then you are almost always assured of growing healthy
plants.

However, not every soil in the world is built for growing
good plants. More often than not, there are several things
you have to do first before you can even plant anything on
particular plot of land. Here are some tips on how you can
have a soil that is healthy and fertile.

1. Mix your soil with compost

- mixing your soil with compost makes it better in
retaining air and water than ordinary soil can. Also, the
compost introduces more nutrients to the soil which will
help a lot in growing plants.

Creating compost can take a while, though. Active
composting, wherein you take a systematic approach in
creating compost, takes about a month.

Meanwhile, passive composting, the method where you let
nature take its course in composting the organic materials,
takes much longer.

2. Putting mulch on your soil

- mulch is any type of organic material that you put on top
of your soil. It can range from cut grass to bark. Putting
mulch on the soil can help the soil retain water better and
prevent it from eroding easily.

3. Take it easy on the fertilizer

- just because fertilizers help put nutrients on your soil
doesn’t mean you have to overdo it. In fact, too much
fertilizer can have adverse effects on your soil and the
environment in general.

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