Different Soils and Features Explained For Your Home Gardening

Kim J. Clark

The very first thing that flashes across our mind of someone doing gardening work is usually someone who has a lot of spare time and has got nothing else to do. However, that statement is becoming more and more untrue because many have found ways to turn their gardening hobby into an additional income stream, not to mention that many would be proud of their own lawn! So before you write off gardening as a hobby for yourself, you should try it out to see if you like it or not.

One of the best thing about gardening is that it does not take a lot of money to get yourself a presentable and beautiful garden, all it takes is some effort on your own part. Having a beautiful garden as compared to buying artificial decorations for your garden have more life and are generally are more impressive to look at.

The truth is you do not need a large space to start your own home garden, all it takes is just a container or a box where you make a hole at the bottom to drain the excess water and you’ll have yourself a beautiful plant. This is perfect for those with space constraint in their home, and thus learning how to grow plants inside a box can help you get started with your own garden.

One thing you should learn about before you start is the different type of soils you can typically find for this purpose, the 3 different soils are the sandy soil, clay soil and the loamy soil. Each have it’s own advantages and usage and thus learning what about these different soils can help you in deciding which is the best to use for the type of plant you’re planning to plant.

Typically, sandy soils are somewhat acidic, therefore lime must be added into it to help with neutralizing the acidic level in order for your plants to live. They also lose water faster than any other type of soils, therefore adding peat will help increase the water retention which are important for some plants.

Clay soil on the other hand can hold the most moisture for the longest period of time as compared to the other type of soils, only drawback is that it might hardens and as such peat or organic matter should be mixed into the soils to prevent it from hardening.

The loamy soil is somewhat an in between soil between the sandy and clay soils, as they can retain water better than sandy soil but not as much as the clay soil.

Whichever soil you choose to use, be sure to fertilize it so that your plants can better absorb the nutrients in them. One way to do so is to simply add fertilizers and break down organic matters into the soil so that it have better protection against fungi and bacterial growth as well as giving your a better plant output.

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