3 Simple Steps to produce great soil
Great soil may be underappreciated by the masses. But the truth is that it can yield greater crops and vegetation. And once everyone learns about the benefits, everyone jumps on board, and tries to improve their soil. But even though the intentions are good, most people have no idea where to begin. Many of us walk into lawn and garden stores looking for a quick solution in a bag. Lime, Sulfur, Calcium Carbonate, etc….. You’ve probably purchased these unnecessary items yourself.
And those products won't do anything to loosen the compacted clay soil you're trying to garden in. There is a solution, and it's not found in a big box store. You'll want to buy Red Worms and Alabama Jumpers online.
In nature, leaves fall from trees. Bugs and microorganisms eventually break down this organic matter into rich Humus. The Humus provides both nutrition and moisture holding capabilities for the trees. No sprinklers exist in the forest!
The secret to quickly turning your crappy soil into great soil is to Mimic Mother Nature!
How many times have you bagged up your leaves, only to have your garbage service haul away the leaves from your curb, yet in the very same month, you’ve driven to the local garden center to purchase a bag of compost (Made primarily of other peoples leaves). Sad, but true! Instead of having your leaves hauled away, take the opportunity to apply thick layers of leaves over every inch of exposed soil. You won’t believe how simple and effective this is.
Next step…. add worms.
- Alabama Jumpers:
Alabama Jumpers are the only commercially available worm for heavy soil. Because they are extremely strong worms, Jumpers are able to aerate your soil, leaving it nice and fluffy, and helping with drainage issues. These worms are raised in dirt. It’s their natural habitat.
- Red Wigglers/European Nightcrawlers:
These worms are known as composting worms, because their natural Habitat is….compost! They will help with quickly breaking down the organic material on top of your soil, and leave behind extremely rich and biologically active worm castings…aka worm poop.
Great soil does not just happen. It is a planned process that mimic’s what Mother Nature has been doing for millions of years.