What the Heck is pH?

pH is an abbreviation for “power of hydrogen” where “p” is short for the German word for power (potenz), and H is the element symbol for hydrogen. Why a Danish scientist used a German word is Greek to me, but he was a scientist, and I’m not, so I’ll just go with the flow. The H is capitalized because it is standard to capitalize element symbols. So now you understand about as much as I do.

Solarize your garden

If you want to get rid of those weeds always coming up in your garden – solarize. Desperately desiring to drastically cut down on the number of insect pests for next seasons planting? Suspect you may have some root rot nematodes? Or some microscopic pathogenic bacteria villains creeping through your garden beds? Solarization may be…

Soil-The Living Layer of Earth

All these creatures and entities are involved in the tremendous work of decomposing everything in their sight, and reducing these to their basic elements of carbon, nitrogen and other necessary nutrients into a material that plant roots can take up and provide to the rest of the plant.

Making Your Soil Fertile

I definitely prefer organic methods. I make my own compost- although I can never make enough to meet my needs. I do buy a lot, but I purchase it from local organic compost manufacturers. You can find a local organic composter near your area here.

Soil Science and Compost

Soil scientists agree that natural compost is the best way to create and maintain healthy soil. This video is an interview with John Ferguson, soil scientist and owner of Nature’s Way Resources.

Interview with Soil Scientist John Ferguson

John Ferguson is a soil scientist and owner of Nature’s Way Resources, an organic compost and soil facility located in Montgomery County.

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Make your lawn a giant rainwater harvesting system

As water becomes a more precious and expensive natural resource, experts are looking at ways to conserve and extend its usefulness. This is especially true for lawns, which guzzle large amounts of drinking water, especially during long, hot summers.

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