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The addition of lime to the soil to improve its structure, reduce acidity and remedy calcium deficiency.
Carol Klein demonstrates how to add mulch to beds and borders to enrich the soil and ensure healthy plants.spring and autumnCarolMore ways to improve soilImproving soil with green manure.How to feed plants.Improving your soil.Making a soil sieve.
Refers to non-animal, non-vegetable substances that do not contain carbon. Often applied to chemical products used to improve the soil.
The practice of improving soil, by adding a layer of fertiliser to the surface and allowing it to settle in without digging over. Replacing the top layer of soil with compost.
The cutting back of leaves or branches for four main reasons:1) To remove dead, injured or diseased parts.2) To control or direct growth.3) To improve the yield of flowers or fruit.4) To ensure premium growth conditions by allowing more light
Move potted bulbs into the greenhouse to develop Water sparingly for as dry an atmosphere as possible Greenhouse10 minutes per square metreFind out how to improve the condition of your soil
Ever wondered what the ingredients of great compost are? Chris Beardshaw shows you what to put on your heap and what to leave off, to create black gold for your garden.all year roundMore tips on how to improve your soilBuild a compost binHow to make
autumnImprove soil in borders in preparation for autumn planting, digging it over and adding compostRemove and clean pumps from pondsTake hardwood cuttings from shrubs and fruit bushesSpike lawns and brush sharp sand or grit into the holes to improve
Winter prune apple treesPrune away stems of autumn-fruiting raspberries at soil levelPrepare sites to plant new fruit trees and bushes, by improving soil with lots of organic matterHoe bare areas to remove weed seedlingsUse straw to prevent soil
Give wooden furniture a facelift, sanding smooth then applying teak wood oilCut back climbing plants that are hanging down from arches and pergolas Empty, mix and refill compost bins to improve the composting processWater hydrangeas with a colourant