Check your Soil Before Planting

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For those who are becoming more invested in their gardens, one key thing you must remember is that the quality of your plants, vegetables and fruits depend on the soil and what you put in it. Make sure you check your dirt and the quality of the seeds you are planting. It is important to know what type of soil you have because your efforts to grow certain plants may not give you the best results. For Colorado, having low organic matter less than 1 percent is typical. In order to get the soil to 3 to 5 percent organic matter, which is the desired range, you will have to amend the soil.

Get a soil test before you begin adding amendments. You need to learn what needs to be added first. The soil test will give you vital information about the PH of your soil, salt content, content of minerals and the amount of organic matter. If this sounds like quite a bit of work, it is. However, this is what you need to know in order to grow the best garden possible.

Contact Lifescape Associates at 303-831-8310 if you need the help of professional landscape designers for your outdoor gardens.