Healthy soils are the foundation of a successful garden.
When soils are properly prepared, plant growth flourishes and maintenance is
reduced.Learn your soil type; whether
it’s sand, loam, or clay, good soil are your plants best asset. Sandy soil absorb water quickly, but doesn’t
hold it well for plant roots. Clay soils absorb water slowly and hold large
amounts of water.To help build nutrient
levels, sustain microorganism, retain soil moisture and reduce runoff, add
organic amendments to your soil and cover the surface with 3" of mulch.
Benefits of fertilizer; Nitrogen promotes immediate thick,
uniform, rich green growth.Phosphoric
Acid is essential for deep, healthy root development.Potash aids in resisting disease and extremes
in weather conditions.Sulfur and iron
provide deep green foliage color, reduces alkalinity and improves water
penetration.Over fertilizing can be as
common as over watering, particularly with nitrogen which requires additional
water, resulting in excessive growth.It’s a good idea to keep a record of fertilizer applications, and always
follow product directions.
As a watering tip: Warming trend by the 15th, means drying
windy problems.About 3" of water
will be evaporated during the month.Be
diligent in deep watering of trees and fall annuals