Whether you are an avid gardener or just like to keep your yard's landscaping looking its best, the condition of the soil within your bedding areas is going to make a huge impact on the quality of vegetation and garden plants that you can cultivate and grow. So if your yard's soil is full of clay or rocks, or if it is compacted, there are methods you can easily boost its condition. The following provides you with information to improve and maintain your yard soil for healthy landscaping.
Improve Your Landscape Soil
Your soil can be exposed to many different types of damaging elements, such as wind, rain, weed growth, and compaction. When you don't grow anything in a patch of soil, for example, it will become compacted and hard to make it difficult for any vegetation or plants to grow within it. Walking over the soil and compaction from rain will leave the soil hard and wind can remove the top layer, leaving it rocky.
The best way to improve your soil is to protect the surface of the soil with a layer of mulch that will also act as a compost. Mulch made of organic materials, such as lawn clippings, straw, peat moss, wood chips, or pine needles will protect the soil from erosion and compaction and also decompose to slowly add essential nutrients back into the soil. Then, your soil will remain in an ideal state for you to plant vegetation of many types.
Look at adding shrubbery, perennial flowers, vegetables, or even strawberry plants. Depending on your climate and your growing zone, you can find a variety of beneficial plants that look great and improve the soil.
If your soil is void of nutrients when you begin to plant within the soil, you can order topsoil containing nutrient-rich compost. This addition to your landscaping will instantly improve the soil's quality and make it ideal for starting your vegetation growth. Layer it over the existing compacted or nutrient-void soil, working it in as you plant vegetation.
You may also want to rototill the soil into the existing area to help combine it over a larger surface. For example, if you are planting a new lawn over hard and rocky soil, remove the larger rocks and cover it with new composted soil, working it in with the tiller, then level it smooth. You can now plant a new lawn from either hydroseed application or new sod.
Contact a company like Templeton Gap Turf Farm LLC to learn more.