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The Soil is ALIVE

The Soil is ALIVE

When you first grab a handful of dirt, one might assume it is an inert, dead material made up of crushed rock and maybe a few chemical nutrients. What you may not realize is in that handful of dirt is a vibrant, thriving ecosystem full of predators, prey, microscopic...

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Where Does Soil Come From?

Where Does Soil Come From?

Have you ever wondering where soil comes from? How does it just seemingly appear on the earth’s surface? How long has it been there? How did it get there? Well, there is an acronym that captures all of this: “CLORPT.” This acronym stands for climate, organisms,...

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Backyard Composting – Tips and Tricks

Backyard Composting – Tips and Tricks

As the weather warms up and we head into spring and summer, backyard composting heats up too! Backyard composting is a great way to recycle yard waste and kitchen scraps and create a nutrient-rich amendment for your garden or lawn. There are a few tips to remember...

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What Makes a Healthy Soil?

What Makes a Healthy Soil?

Whether you are looking to improve your lawn, grow vegetables, or keep potted plants, a healthy, good-quality soil is a critical component of successful plant growth. Soils are comprised of biological, chemical, and physical properties. These three properties often...

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What Is Compost?

What Is Compost?

The composting process converts organic wastes such as food scraps, yard waste, and municipal biosolids into a stable, nutrient-rich soil amendment called compost. Microorganisms break down organic matter and produce carbon dioxide, water, heat, and, at the end of the...

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