Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Dirt on Garden Terms

Soil Amendment: Mixing material into soil to improve such physical qualities as water retention, permeability, water infiltration, drainage, aeration, structure.

Compost: Organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment.

Mulching: Material added to soil surface for the purpose of reducing evaporation & runoff, inhibiting weed growth, creating an attractive appearance.

Rototiller: A machine with rotating blades that aerates and breaks up the soil, and kills fully grown weeds.

No comments:

Post a Comment