If you have a vegetable or flower garden that is essentially bare, with all the annual plants removed, you can let nature make compost for you right there. No piling, no turning, just spread it and forget it.
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Question: My lawn-care company representative says he can tell that my soil is acid and compacted just by which specific weeds are growing in it. Do weeds really reveal the soil’s condition?
Watch a video about making compost.
How do I know if my soil is “well drained” or not?
What is leaf mold, and why would my garden need it?
We want to clear an area of lawn and replace it with a vegetable garden. I’ve heard of “solarizing”—can you tell me if this would be the best way to go and can we do it over the winter so we’ll be ready to plant in spring?
Do I really need to buy planting mix when planting shrubs?
If a soil test reveals a pH higher than 7, you’ll want to check out these great plants for alkaline soil.