Soil Health

Healthy soils produce healthy plants. Healthy soil is full of organisms that turn organic matter and minerals into vital plant nutrients.

We’ve compiled a variety of how-to articles about mulching, composting, and fertilizing for you from past issues of our member magazine, The American Gardener.

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Smart Mulching

There are proven benefits to using mulch in the garden, but it’s important to choose the appropriate type and apply it properly.

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Compost’s Dual Benefits: Recycle Yard Waste, Improve Soil

Learn about the active or hot composting process to hasten decay of waste.

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The Basics of Vermicomposting

Put earthworms to work transforming kitchen scraps into black gold.

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Composting Down Under

Compost under the earth to solve some common gardening problems.

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