Guest Blog Post by Rattan Direct. For similar articles, check out http://www.rattandirect.co.uk/blog/ It’s All in The Soil We don’t give much thought to the soil under our feet but without it, we wouldn’t have the landscape that is bountiful or food on our plates. It takes a lifetime to create the ideal soil conditions for […] Finish reading: What is the Science Behind the Soil?Guest Blog Post
Gardening in sandy soil can be a challenge for gardeners, especially those who want to save water. As I mentioned in “What’s My Soil Type,” water moves freely through sandy soil. This also means it moves freely past plant root zones! When this happens, soil dries out more frequently and plants wilt and/or die if not […] Finish reading: Gardening in Sandy Soil
One of the toughest classes I took in college was about soil, it was called “Soils 101.” You wouldn’t think a class about dirt would be so difficult! The first thing I learned was not to call it “dirt.” This produced an eye-roll followed by a sigh and look of disgust from our teacher who […] Finish reading: What’s My Soil Type?
The word “mulch” can be a verb OR a noun. To clarify, let’s use them in a sentence. “I am mulching around my plants with shredded bark mulch.” Now, underline the noun and verb just for fun! (kinda takes you back to English class, doesn’t it?) Mulching serves several purposes. It helps conserve soil moisture by […] Finish reading: Mulch, Mulch, Mulch!