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Preparing Soil for Spring Planting
Updated: Sep 29, 2020
Most people cannot wait for spring to arrive. It is the perfect time of year to get your hands in the dirt and get your garden planted. To ensure your garden reaches its full potential, it is vital to properly prepare your soil prior to planting. With two simple steps, your soil will be ready for whatever you are planting.
Prior to starting these two steps, you must keep timing in mind. When preparing the soil for spring, it is vital that you do not start too early. If the soil is still semi-frozen, or too soggy, then digging and working with the soil can be harmful. The simplest way to determine if the soil is ready to be worked with is by squeezing a handful of it. It is too early if the soil forms a mud ball. The handful of soil should easily fall apart.
First Step: Loosen Soil
The first step in readying your soil is to dig it up and loosen it. You want to be sure to go through the entire area, digging up clumps of soil, turning it over, and dropping the loosened soil in the same hole. This step is an essential part of making your soil fertile and nice.
Second Step: Add Organic Matter
The next step in preparing your soil is to add organic matter. This ensures that your soil is nutrient-free and thick. Manure, compost, shredded leaves can all provide your soil with different nutrients. This organic matter can help the plants grow.
Most gardens must have their organic matter refilled at least one time per year. The best time would be the beginning of the season.
To learn more about preparing the soil, reach out to one of our experts today!