What to Do If Your Garden Soil Gets Compacted?


compacted soil

If your garden soil gets compacted, you need to make sure that you till it every year. Also, you can add Gypsum or potting soil to your dirt to make it softer. Watering your soil regularly also helps it to become softer.

If your flower or vegetable garden is already growing, there is an easy way to take care of the problem. You can take care of the problem by using a liquid aerator. The liquid aerators are designed to penetrate tough soils and help to loosen them up. All the liquid aerators that I have seen have natural ingredients that shouldn’t damage your flower or vegetable garden. It is a good idea to double check the label just to make sure that they will work. Using a liquid aerator will work great on raised garden beds, or on level garden areas. When you apply, apply according to directions on the label. Usually 1 gallon of liquid aerator will cover 3 to 4,000 ft.² of lawn or garden.

liquid aerationIt might also be a good idea to use a hand aerator for lawn aeration. Be careful when using a hand aerator around plants, especially vegetables. It can damage the roots. Make sure that you go at least 6 inches away from the base of the plant before using a hand aerator. The hand aerator makes it easier for water to soak down deeper and get to the roots of the plant where it is needed most.

Another alternative to using a liquid aerator would be to use a growing liquid such as Miracle Grow to help your plant grow faster and help its roots get established. Once the roots of the plant are healthy, they can usually keep the soil from becoming compacted. If you want a solution that is just as organic as using a liquid aerator on your lawn, you could also try using earthworm castings, or by adding earthworms to your soil. They will help to keep the soil loose and make water and nutrients more permeable. This will help you to get better flowers or vegetables in your garden.


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