Soil Fertility

Learn how to replicate mother nature’s ways of creating soil fertility.

Organic Matter

  • If your soil is hard and clayish, add organic matter to improve drainage.
  • If your soil is dry and sandy, add organic matter to retain water.
  • The cure for acid soil is to add organic matter such as compost, wood ash or calcium.
  • The cure for alkaline soils is to add organic matter in leaves, wood chips, bark, hay or straw.
  • The cure for compacted soil is to add organic matter to feed the earthworms and other soil organisms.


  • Make your own compost.
  • Buy mulch from an organic source.
  • Don’t use manure from grazing animals.
  • Keep your own animals and collect their poop.
  • Grow your own green manures