The long-awaited season of autumn is here, and gardeners and landscapers everywhere are ready and waiting to plant the next season’s finest. No longer do they have to worry about the scorching heat and added extremes wrecking their plants and drying their soil. Autumn is the breath of fresh air that offers relief.
All gardens start in the same place: the soil.
The quality of your soil is the secret to success for your plants and vegetation and is the most important part of your gardening. It is where your garden grows, and one of the major determinants that will see the success, or failure, of your plants lives.
For that reason, it is vital that the soil is at its best to harbour and grow your plants. With our following tips, you can ensure that your soil is ready for the newest garden instalments in autumn.
Cheap isn’t Best
“You get what you paid for” is an old saying that still has great stance today. When it comes to buying your potting mix, if you pay for cheaper soil, you’ll get cheaper and poorer quality soil. You need to allocate budget to ensuring that you can get the best quality of soil for your money. The investment will pay off when your plants are flourishing and thriving.
There is so much on the market when it comes to gardening, and it can often be confusing to know what is best. When it comes to your mulch, we can tell you that going organic will benefit you in the long run. This is because organic mulch helps to keep the moisture within the soil and protect the soil from the elements that may harm it. It also helps to keep those annoying weeds at bay.
Opt for organic mulches like sugar cane, pea straw or wood chips that not only help the soil, but eventually break down and add to the soil’s organic matter.
Bring in the Earthworms
Critters in your garden may sound like hell, but they are actually very beneficial for the health of your soil. Little guys like earthworms help to break organic matter down into the vital nutrients and minerals that plants benefit from. More than that, earthworms create tunnels in the soil which adds to its aeration, making it easier for the plant to get water and root access.
Make Some Yourself
Composting is a great addition to any soiling, and you can easily make your own. It’s all about layering organic matter in the right way, and in no time, you will have high quality soil that improves your gardens state.
Bring your garden back to life this autumn with the help of Watersave Landscaping!