Soil as Beginning of Plan – What Can I do with My Soil? The soil under your feet is the basis for all future plans. Especially when planning for your property. Let’s say you want to run 4 horses on 38 acres, grazing as much as possible for feed. Looking at what your soil can […]
The backyard compost pile is the ideal way to reuse most of your garden and kitchen waste and get benefits galore. Composting is a way of speeding up the natural process of decomposition breaking down organic materials. The decay process happens naturally but slowly. The moisture, and air circulation of a compost pile encourages this […]
Make sure any changes to your property for structure building do not destroy or render ineffective natural structures put in place long ago to prevent water erosion issues.
Compost quality is determined by the raw ingredients used, usually made up of animal manure, farm and garden waste, bedding, grasses, hay, leaves, and many plant by-products. The ideal PH is 6.5-8.0 and the moisture content should be 30%. Start process 6 months to a year before you need the soil. In the breakdown phase organic […]
In conservation tillage systems, farmers disturb the soil as little as possible by using special equipment, such as disk-chisels, no-till planting drills, and subsoilers. A protective cover of residue from the previous crop—a minimum 30 percent coverage—is retained as mulch on the soil surface. This residue provides a number of benefits. During the growing season, […]