Healthier garden soil means healthier plants. It is the foundation of successful gardening and thus worth paying attention to.
Here are 5 ways you can enrich your garden soil.
Grass clippings add nutrients as they decompose. They also provide shade, keeping roots cool and reducing water loss in hot weather.
Mix them with leaf litter or dig into the soil to avoid them forming a mat that will repel water.
Cow manure improves soil micro-organisms and chicken manure, which is high in nitrogen and phosphorus, is great for the lawn and vegie patch.
TIP: Don’t use manure from carnivores, such as dogs and cats.
Lucerne hay and pea straw strengthen the soil, so they’re highly recommended. They also break down fairly quickly, which gives the soil a quick nutrient injection, and can be dug in to speed up the process.