Improving Soil Health

How does your garden grow?

Lorin Bridger

4 years ago

A number of our local neighborhoods are built on clay-rich, nutrient-poor soils and are often subject to high salt contents and high pH. One of the best ways to improve your garden is to amend your soil. This means adding materials that will improve water and nutrient retention and permeability as well as drainage and structure. Whether you choose grass clippings or sphagnum peat or vermiculite (to name just a few of the options) the point is to create the best environment for your plants to root into.

Colorado State University has an extention office that will test your soil and recommend steps to improve it. They will also help identify plant disease and pest problems. Their website is a wealth of information and we highly recommend you visit them at: