Secrets to Great Soil

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Secrets to Great Soil
A Grower's Guide to Composting, Mulching, and Creating Healthy, Fertile Soil for Your Garden and Lawn.

by Elizabeth P. Stell

ISBN 1-58017-008-0
224 pages; 8.5" x 11"; Two-color throughout; more than 300 illustrations; charts; tables; Paperback.

The ultimate guide to creating fertile, productive soil anywhere. In easy-to-understand terms, Elizabeth Stell teaches readers all about the properties and value of good garden soil. She explains how to improve soil health with amendments and fertilizer and gives tips for customizing soil for a variety of vegetables, flowers, fruits, trees, shrubs, and lawns.

Secrets to great soil covers includes chapters on these soil-building topics:

  • Get to Know Your Soil
  • Creating Fertile Soil
  • Soil-Building Tools
  • Making and Using Compost
  • Mulches, Amendments, and Green Manures
  • How to Choose and Apply Fertilizers
  • Improving New Sites and Problem Soils
  • Fine-Tuning Tips for Specific Plants
  • A Soil-Care Calendar

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