Episode #18 | Original Air Date: March 25, 2020
Soil health is a key factor to the health of your plants. Healthy soil is alive, full of essential microorganisms that help plants thrive.
Healthy soil is loose, holds moisture, and has an adequate supply of plant nutrients. But the typical Florida landscape has sandy soils that are low in nutrients and dry out quickly. Plus, many homes are built on compacted fill soil.
Loosen compacted soil with a pitchfork, tiller or an aerator and incorporate organic matter like compost or worm castings into planting beds before you plant.
Soil health is improved over time, so be consistent with your efforts and patient as results may not be apparent right away.
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