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How to fix a good soil gone bad


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An infusion of compost gives dead soil new life with a healthy dollop of organic matter, microbes, and other good things that result in happy plants.

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How to fix a good soil gone bad

  1. 1. Once a good soil’s gone bad, is it done forever?
  2. 2. Is it possible to bring dead dirt back to life?
  3. 3. Make it hold water?
  4. 4. Restore its ability to feed plants?
  5. 5. Just add compost
  6. 6. Feed your soil, not your plants
  7. 7. Supercharge soil with beneficial microbes
  8. 8. Load up on soil-essential organic matter and nutrients
  9. 9. Improve water-holding capacity
  10. 10. Relieve compaction and improve soil tilth
  11. 11. Repair damage caused by development
  12. 12. Make new topsoil Mix 1 part compost with 2 parts excavated native soil
  13. 13. Topdress soil Add 1/8-1/4 inch of compost and rake to incorporate
  14. 14. Replenish soil Add 3-4 inches of compost and core aerate or till into the top 6-8 inches of soil
  15. 15. Compost contains everything your soil needs to ...
  16. 16. Nourish plants naturally without using ‘junk food’
  17. 17. Absorb rain impact energy to reduce erosion
  18. 18. Filter and reduce runoff to degrade pollutants and cut sedimentation
  19. 19. Provide a welcoming environment for beneficial soil organisms
  20. 20. You can fix a good soil gone bad.
  21. 21. One product | Many benefits | Superior results COMPOST WORKS
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