Improving your soil : a practical guide to soil management for the serious home gardener / Keith Reid.
- ISBN: 9781770852266 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 1770852263 (pbk.)
- Description: 272 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
- Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 
- 5 of 5 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
- 1 of 1 copy available at Gloucester. (Show all copies)
0 current holds with 5 total copies.
|Library||Location||Call Number||Status||Due Date|
|Gloucester||Adult Nonfiction||631.4/Reid (Text to Phone)||Available||-|
|Lynnfield||Adult Nonfiction||S 596.75 .R45 2014 (Text to Phone)||Available||-|
|Marblehead||Adult Nonfiction||635.0489 REID 2014 (Text to Phone)||Available||-|
|Reading||Adult Gardening||635.0489 REI (Text to Phone)||Available||-|
|Saugus||Adult Nonfiction||631.4 Reid (Text to Phone)||Available||-|
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Summary:|| Intended for both small and medium-size gardens, Improving Your Soil reveals the steps to take to achieve the perfect soil base in which to grow plants. With directions on amending poor soil, modifying mediocre earth, aerating compacted topsoil and substrates, and testing pH levels, this book enables gardeners to nurture their plants and promote more abundant growth. The features of good soil include proper structure and nutrients that encourage healthy plant growth. Soil in "good tilth" is loamy, nutrient-rich and friable because it has an optimal mixture of sand, clay and organic matter that prevents severe compaction. Improving Your Soil shows gardeners how to improve the soil in their garden to encourage good seed bedding and a strong root system for proper nutrient disbursement throughout various soil depths.