Improving your Soil

Improving your Soil

A Practical Guide to Soil Management for the Serious Home Gardener

Paperback - 2014
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Intended for both small and medium-size gardens, Improving Your Soil reveals the steps to take to achieve the perfect soil base in which to grow plants. With directions on amending poor soil, modifying mediocre earth, aerating compacted topsoil and substrates, and testing pH levels, this book enables gardeners to nurture their plants and promote more abundant growth. The features of good soil include proper structure and nutrients that encourage healthy plant growth. Soil in "good tilth" is loamy, nutrient-rich and friable because it has an optimal mixture of sand, clay and organic matter that prevents severe compaction. Improving Your Soil shows gardeners how to improve the soil in their garden to encourage good seed bedding and a strong root system for proper nutrient disbursement throughout various soil depths.
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781770852266
1770852263
Branch Call Number: 635.0489 Reid
S596.75 .R45 2014x
Characteristics: 272 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 26 cm
Uniform Title: Soil

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