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Learn How to Feed Your Soil

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 25 January , 2017

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.

How To Know If Your Soil Is Healthy

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.

Here’s How You Can Feed Your Soil

You’ll be able to find much of what your soil needs around your home. These include:

  • Leaves
    (smaller ones can be added directly to your garden beds; larger ones can be shredded and added to compost)
  • Household compost
    Use table scraps (no meat or dairy), tea bags, grass clippings, pine needles, paper, cardboard, hair & fur, cotton & wool rags, shredded newspaper, coffee grounds & filters, dryer & vacuum cleaner lint, etc.

There are a host of benefits to feeding your soil, including:

  • Higher plant yield
  • Plants that are healthier and more resistant to pests and diseases
  • Soil that improves water retention, and lessens soil erosion and water run-off

For Your Landscaping Needs in San Diego, Call Juniper Landscape Company

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.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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