Understand your soil conditions before planning or planting your garden. You will save time and money if you want a garden that is beautiful all year round.
Large farms that grow the same crops on their soil year after year rely on tests carried out by government agencies or soil vapor testing laboratories.
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Tests are carried out before and after each planting to ensure the soil has the correct nutrient balance to ensure the plants are growing well. The detailed analysis contains a lot of information that home gardeners don't need.
While the home gardener doesn't need a detailed analysis where a farmer has to maintain the same plants year after year, you do need some specific details about the soil in your garden to create the best environment for your plants.
An effective test will show you what nutrients are missing in your soil and how much moisture is in the soil. Carrying out pre-planting tests gives you the opportunity to prepare the garden, create drainage if necessary, and add the nutrients your plants need to keep them healthy and growing.
Additionally, knowing when to add fertilizer and what type of fertilizer to use will allow you to reduce the amount of fertilizer used. This can save you money and time when preparing your garden for planting. You can even search online for more information about soil vapor testing.