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How to Compact Soil in your Garden in 5 Easy Steps

Soil compaction is the act of applying stress to the soil for densification. This displaces the air and moisture from pores found between soil grains. This process is a vital part of your garden projects. If improperly done, the settlement of soil can result in high maintenance costs.

This guide is meant to help you to improve your garden’s soil engineering properties. This is necessary for farming and in the construction of grass-laden lawns. And also when you want to create walkways or even earth dams.

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Compost versus Mulch: How Do They Compare?

Mulch and compost are two essential soil conditioners for your garden. They help to keep your plants in top condition. However, people often use these terms interchangeably. Not knowing the difference make result in choosing the wrong one for your garden. So, what’s the difference between compost and mulch?

Well, this article will go into detail explaining exactly what mulch and compost are. It will also cover the various ways that you can use them in your garden and how they can benefit you and your garden.

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5 Effective and Easy Ways to Get Rid of Maggots in Compost

Are you sick of seeing maggots in compost? How and what brings them into your compost? These are some of the questions we ask ourselves once we find maggots in our compost. But, did you know that you can get rid of them completely? Not only that, but you can also prevent them from coming into your compost ever. Here is everything you need to know about maggots to help you keep them at bay effectively.

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Growing Mushrooms in Coffee Grounds at No Cost

Oyster and Shiitake and other types of mushrooms are gaining in popularity as a gourmet food item. Because of the booming demand for mushrooms, there is a good opportunity to cash in on these fungi. And you don’t need acres of land to grow them. Growing mushrooms in coffee grounds are possible, and it will not cost you anything.

Mushrooms grow rapidly in cool, dark, and humid environments. They produce spores which are used to make spawns on carbon-rich materials. They include straw, sawdust, straw, manure or decaying log. Mushrooms grow best in carbon-rich medium.

We can’t grow mushrooms in ordinary garden soil. However, growing mushrooms in coffee grounds are possible. And why not? Used coffee grounds are organic materials that are cohesive, sterilized and rich in carbon. In fact, coffee grounds are composed of a 20:1 carbon-to-nitrogen ratio. These characteristics make growing mushrooms in coffee grounds possible.

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How to pH up And Down for Soil

How does pH up and down for soil affect plants? The chemical term "pH" refers to potenz Hydrogen, and "potenz" means the potential to be. Determining and ensuring the correct soil pH is essential for plant's quality and productivity. Did you know that soil pH determines how plants absorb nutrients? You need to increase or lower its pH based on soil's condition.

What affects pH up and down for soil? Environmental factors, such as temperature, rainfall, and vegetation type influence soil pH. For example, moderately acidic soils are in the Pacific Northwest and Eastern states. On the other hand, a neutral soil is in the Midwest. Lastly, alkaline soils are in the Western states known for drought.

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