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Preparing Garden Soil for Spring

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by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener

 

As I have been cleaning up my garden recently the thought came to me that I need to plant a cover crop before cold weather sets in.  It is important,
that to have a healthy garden, you need to take good care of the soil in it that works so hard to grow all the great veggies it  produces.  Fall is an excellent time to prepare garden soil for spring for several reasons.

There is a chance that in the spring soils remain too wet to “work” for long periods.  Amendments added in fall have time to ...

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Cover Crops

by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     If you would like to increase the amount of organic matter in your garden soil, planting a cover crop would be a good beginning.  A cover crop can be small grains, legumes or grasses and are usually planted in the fall and then tilled under in the …

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Fall Lawn Care

by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     Applying fertilizer is one of the most important procedures done as far as lawn care goes as it influences grass color, helps it deal with stress and prevents weed invasion and disease. Two important factors to consider when applying a fertilizer are when and how much.  Use …

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