Healthy crops and plants are dependent upon healthy soil. Because San Diego is essentially a coastal desert, however, healthy soil can be hard to come by.
In this issue, we’ll share tips on how you can improve the health of your soil so that you’ll have a thriving garden for seasons to come.
You can use your eyes to give you a good idea of the health of your soil. Generally speaking, the darker the soil, the more organic matter it has. That’s a good thing.
Take it a step further and pull up a plant. If the roots are spread out and the soil crumbles, you’ve probably got healthy soil.
You can also look at how the plants themselves look overall. Plants in healthy soil will have more vibrant blooms and their fruit is more abundant.
On the other hand, if the soil appears in hard clumps and the plant roots are stunted, your soil may be having issues.
You’ll be able to find much of what your soil needs around your home. These include:
There are a host of benefits to feeding your soil, including:
No matter what time of year it is, there seems to always be something to do in the garden!
For your other landscaping needs, we invite you to call us here at Juniper Landscape Company. We’re a complete landscaping service here in San Diego, with services in a wide-range of areas.
Call us at (619) 334-9464.