Garden Soil

Building Better Soil: Preparing to Plant

Building Better Soil: Preparing to Plant

The soil in your backyard may not have all of the ideal qualities for successful plants. If this is the case, don’t fret! Our advice will never leave you garden-less. If you have pH issues or severely dense soil, consider opting for a raised bed or container garden....

Soil: the foundation of your garden

Soil: the foundation of your garden

As we move through the winter months and start to envision our spring gardens, it’s crucial to think about the soil on which these gardens will thrive. In our series of articles about soil, we will explore a multitude of topics so that even the most beginner-level...

Plants that Improve Soil

Plants that Improve Soil

You may find that you don’t have the time or tools to amend the soil for all of the plants you would like to grow. That’s okay because there are other options that still include a garden! If you find yourself in this situation, you may consider just changing up your...

Soil for Containers or Raised Beds

Soil for Containers or Raised Beds

Container gardens are a great option for many situations. If you live in an apartment, have only a small amount of patio space, or are facing some severe issues with your soil you may opt for containers. There are so many different sizes of pots to fit your needs! A...

Soil Quality: Factors that make up an ideal soil

Soil Quality: Factors that make up an ideal soil

To guarantee a successful garden, you want to try to learn as much as you can about your soil. In addition to knowing the type of soil that you have based on its texture, there are a few other important factors to consider. Things like pH, soil structure, organic...

Types of Soil: What is a good basis for gardening soil?

Types of Soil: What is a good basis for gardening soil?

You may or may not recall hearing somewhere that soil is made up of three types of particles: sand, silt, and clay. The composition of these particles determines the type of texture soil you’re working with. It’s good to know this because it can tell us useful...

What is the optimum temperature for seed germination?

What is the optimum temperature for seed germination?

Getting your seeds to sprout is more than watering and sunlight. Soil temperature plays a big role in the process. Seeds might germinate in less than ideal conditions, but why take the chance? If your seeds are sitting in soil that’s too cold, they may take too long...