The basis of healthy plants and a healthy environment is a healthy soil. When you make sure that your garden soil is in good shape there will be less need for fertilizers or pesticides.

To turn your soil into a rich planting medium, first test the soil for ph levels to understand the soil’s particular needs and problems. If you have an acidic soil with a low ph, reading below 5.8, then you must add lime or poultry manure to raise the ph level. Make sure you spread them sparingly leaving a good margin around the plants. Now all you have to do is wait for three months before reapplication.