Get the dirt on improving your soil with organic matter
Healthy gardens start from the ground up. While you enjoy beautiful blooms and big vegetables, your plants enjoy lots of rich, organic matter around their roots. Unfortunately, garden soil doesn't always cooperate. Some soil is too sandy, so it can't hold moisture or nutrients. Other soils have too much clay, so water isn't absorbed, and there's no air for root growth. If your garden soil leans one way or the other, you can make a big improvement by adding some organic matter.