While the cold winter weather is just starting in Maryland, Havre de Grace homeowners and landscaping contractors can start thinking ahead and planning for spring. Creating a perfect garden or lawn is not always as simple as throwing down grass seed, planting some seedlings, and waiting. The appropriate soil is essential for the vigorous growth of your plants, and the team at Lehnhoff’s Supply has organic soil to help you start your project off right. In this blog, we discuss a handful of methods for fixing the nutrients and composition of your soil in Havre de Grace — and don’t forget to start with organic soil from Lehnhoff’s Supply!
Use High-Quality Organic Soil and Amendments
The best way to ensure a fruitful growing season and dense plant growth is to start with high-quality organic soil and fertilizers. At Lehnhoff’s Supply, we offer enriched organic soil for pickup or delivery. Homeowners should consider starting a compost pile to reduce their household food waste and create nutrient-rich compost at the same time. By mixing organic fertilizers with your soil periodically, you can ensure that your yard does not become depleted of nutrients.
Maintain a Diverse Landscape
Biodiversity is the key to maintaining robust and healthy ecosystems, and your garden is no exception! By growing a variety of plants, you can encourage the presence of beneficial microorganisms, insects, and larger wildlife. These living creatures of all sizes are essential for maintaining a thriving landscape with minimal intervention. Mimicking the landscape found naturally in your area is just one way to create a flourishing ecosystem on your property.
Pay Attention to Soil Composition and Structure
Texturally, dirt is composed of three main types of particles: sand, silt, and clay. While some types of plants thrive in mainly sandy or clay-heavy conditions, dirt that lies in the extreme of any of these three textures can provide a poor growing medium. If you notice that your soil is particularly sandy or otherwise feels “off,” you can often determine the rough composition of your dirt by feel. With this in mind, do some research and consider adding a soil amendment such as extra sand, silt, or clay to correct any imbalances and create the perfect canvas for your garden.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for summer and fall, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you. Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047 and give us a call at 410-510-7646. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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