Posted by Stephanie | Posted in Gardening Tips | Posted on 26-08-2009
Tags: drainage, gardening, gardening tips, Soil testing
One of the most specific demands your new plants will have is soil drainage. You want soil that will hold moisture but drain quickly – soaking wet soil will lead to rotten roots. Follow these simple steps to test your soil drainage:
(You will need a stop watch)
- Dig a small hole, just a few inches.
- Fill it with water.
- Start timing.
If your soil drains less than 1/2 in. per hour, your drainage is pretty bad.
If it drains more than 2 in. per hour it may be a little too fast.
You can easy regulate high or low drainage by amending your soil with some high-quality compost. It's that easy. Now all of your plants will have evenly moist, perfect soil!
If you check out Park's tools and supplies we offer plenty of things to keep your soil and your garden healthy. If you want to ensure that you have the best soil possible try using our electronic soil tester or the sturdy, efficient 90 gallon compost bin.