Keeping your soil rich is one of the main enablers of having a low maintenance garden.
We want to give you a few tips that will help you to keep your soil in good health.
# First of all, keep a mixed variety of plants. In nature, plants are mixed, and this mixture enables them to collaborate and survive as an ecosystem. This means they need to be given adequate spaces and the nutrients they demand. They will grow on superficial layers occupying space, favoring air streams and providing the right amount of shadow for one another. Just like in forests, your garden needs to have an interconnected set of plants to form a community.
Don’t be afraid of mixing varieties of plants, there are a lot of excellent combinations that are easy and simple.
# Second, while transplanting and changing your garden, be very careful especially while digging and changing the soil. If your garden has been in a good shape and you want to change its looks and feels, do not remove the soil. Instead, plant on top of the soil as you already had a rich soil. The less you dig the more persistent the soil will remain healthy. If your garden was not in good shape and you are starting it from scratch, make sure to prepare the soil before planting, and do not till it often.
# Third, leave some of the fallen leaves and dead stems. This will create a layer that will provide nutrients and protection. The dead components will decay and offer the soil minerals that it has use to enable the life cycle. This will benefit the different creatures, insects and small animals as well.
#Bonus: Tips for Using Peat in Soil
There is a way to keep your soil healthy: Peat.
Peat soil is nothing more than a natural compound that you incorporate into your soil to enrich it, also called as turf. It lengthens the soils’ healthy life and makes your garden more environments friendly.
Peat enables soil to perform well and this effects soil quality, nutrient absorption and water running.
The main advantages of using peat in your soil are listed below:
Peat comes in packages dehydrated and compressed. It doubles its size once it is taken out of the container by absorbing water. As you buy less weight than used, you can save money on soil. Furthermore, as the soil lasts longer, you can spend less time and money on composting and manure.
Increase in Plant Quality
Turf acts like a sponge and improves the absorption of water and nutrients.
As it can absorb 10 to 15 times its dry weight, it enables hydration to roots for a longer time.
Peat can adapt to a wide range of different types of soil you might have in your garden.
Whether you have heavy, clay, sandy and loamy soil, peat is able to adapt. Its structure will either provide compaction or loosening to the soil according to the soil’s original structure, making it the perfect option to solve any given soil issue. Correct soil structure is the best support to plants and trees.