Master Gardener Tips August 10, 2023


By Leann Sato, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

Healthy soil equals healthy water. Mixing compost with dirt helps to make healthy soil full of tiny air channels and pores that hold moisture, air, and nutrients. The pores increase the soil’s holding power. It also increases nutrient access for plant root systems, which not only helps plant growth but also prevents erosion, soil pollution and further increases water retention. Mix compost to make healthy soil and healthy water.