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Choosing and Using Soil Amendments Wisely

March 2009 Extension Solutions for Homes and Gardens by Paul J. Pugliese “Choosing and Using Soil Amendments Wisely” A soil amendment, sometimes called a soil conditioner, is any material added to a soil to improve its physical properties, such as water retention, permeability, water infiltration, drainage, aeration and structure. The goal is to provide a better environment for roots to grow. To do its work, an amendment must be thoroughly mixed into the existing soil. If it is merely buried (or backfilled into [...]


Mulch – An Ongrowing Service

It is no secret that mulching as a gardening practice is more popular than ever. Cars with trunks open and full of bags, bulk piles in the driveway, wheelbarrows, pitchforks, and people laboring in the yard. All followed by the neighborhood spring get together with people griping about aching backs and spreading mulch all weekend. Of course, not all mulch is DIY but the DIY crowd moans the loudest. There are some of your customers, commercial and DIFM (do [...]