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Topsoil for Your Garden

By John Marsh Subscribe to RSS | December 28th 2011 | Views:
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Topsoil means top layer of the earth. It is possible to make topsoil by own. Soil is the main important part for your healthy garden. If you are planning for garden at home then make sure use topsoil for it because it helps to grow healthy and beautiful garden for you. Gardens are very important in home as it gives you good feeling and freshen your mood. You and can enjoy holiday with your child by playing outdoor games. Garden will increase the beauty of your home and for beautiful garden, it is important to know that your soil has all of the right ingredients.

Soil is mixture of sand, silt and clay. Best composition of these is 38% of clay 21% of silt and 41% of silt. It is very important that these should be in proportion, if the quantity of clay is high than it is called heavy soil and in dry weather it tends to crack. Soil test is important as it saves your time and money. Soil test will tell you the level of pH, organic matter, nitrogen and other important elements of soil. Ones you get to know that which ingredients you need to add to your soil then it is good for your gardens plants.

How you can test your soil. It is simple to test your soil you can get soil test kit from any garden store it is not very expensive. There is also other option for you, you can take your soil sample yourself and it off to local agriculture officer or private lab. Result of soil tested is long process it will take 3 to 4 weeks and for sample of the soil you can collect it from different parts of the garden. Collecting soil from different of garden will give you good results.

What soil test report tells you?

 pH level:- pH level of soil is important and 6.0 to 7.0 pH level is good. If soil has pH level more than 7.0 then it is acidic soil and more than 7.0pH is called alkaline. If your soil is alkaline then you need to add sulfur.

 Other nutrient and micronutrient level: - Soil test will tell you levels of nitrogen, magnesium, calcium and phosphorous in your soil.

 Sodium level: - Sodium level is also important factor for growth of plant. High level of sodium is not good for plants. To lower down the level of sodium in soil gypsum is very effective.

 Water holding capacity: - It is very important factor for soil. Clay soil drain very slowly and sandy soil dry very quickly. For this problem organic matter is very effective.

Knowing condition is very important and worth for money. Having the correct ingredient for your soil is important for your garden. You can also get topsoil in USA from best topsoil supplies.

John Marsh - About Author:
Author has had very vast knowledge of Pedology. If you have any query about topsoil and top soil please feel free to contact me at johnmarsh959@gmail.com



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