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Low-growing, fast-spreading plants often used to stabilise soil and prevent soil erosion, as well as for aesthetic interest.
Decomposed organic matter that provides nutrients for plants and increases the soil's ability to retain water. Humus can be mixed with garden soil and sand to make a potting mixture.
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.
To loosen soil in order to relieve compaction, allowing improved drainage and movement of air.
Refers to the length of clear tree trunk, from soil level up to the first branch.
A term that refers to alkaline soil, which contains calcium or calcium carbonate.
Describes soil that's loose, crumbly and easily cultivable. Perfect for sowing and planting.
To improve the condition and fertility of soils by ploughing in cover crops while still green.
The addition of lime to the soil to improve its structure, reduce acidity and remedy calcium deficiency.