The Benefits Of Prepping Your Soil For Spring
Posted on: Monday, January 18, 2016
There’s no time like the present to prepare your garden for spring. At SummerWinds, we want to make sure you’re ready for whatever gets your garden going! Even if you’re still not sure what you want to plant yet, you can get your garden space ready. Tilling—or turning—the soil is a great thing to do now, in preparation for spring planting. You may want to add chicken manure, steer manure or your favorite compost. Turning and enriching the soil with nutrients is beneficial anywhere in your yard or planting beds; soil can get compacted over time and nutrients get leached out of the soil—especially if amendments or composts haven’t been added for a while.
Additional Perks to Prepping Your Soil
Increased Vitamin D ProductionWhile you enjoy some rays tilling your soil, your body will enjoy increased Vitamin D production,which boosts your metabolism and enhances your mood!
It’s A Family AffairThis is a perfect opportunity to teach your family what it takes to grow a happy and healthy garden—from the beginning. Side effects? Dirty hands? Yes, please! In addition to a growing appreciation for all things green and time outdoors with your family!
A Feeling Of AccomplishmentShow that soil who’s boss. Know that as you prepare your soil, you are giving it the nutrients needed to grow strong plants and delicious vegetables and herbs.
Inspire Your NeighborsBe the first to get out there. Maybe join forces with your neighbors and encourage one another to grow beautiful and tasty gardens! You might even decide to share diverse flower and vegetable crops with one another!
Fresh AirEnough said!
Read our blog, Getting Dirty: How To Use Different Types Of Soil, to learn more about:
- 5 different types of soils
- The basics of soil erosion
- The top 6 soils we recommend for your garden
- The top 7 amendments we recommend
- 6 specialty soils
If you have questions about what products to use or additional measures you can take to ensure your soil is ready for planting, stop by your local SummerWinds Nursery to speak with one of our Trusted Garden Advisors! At SummerWinds, We Guarantee Success!