Top  tips to improve your garden's soil this winter

With just a few simple steps this winter, you’ll be able to give your plants and landscape the best possible start when spring comes around again. 

It’s important that your soil has the right balance of nutrients and pH levels otherwise things just won’t grow as well as they could.  Soil testing kits are available at  most garden centers, and they’re easy to use.

Test Your Soil

Compost is a mixture of decaying organic matter, like leaves and  grass clippings. It’s great for improving the soil in your garden because it provides nutrients  for plants and helps loosen compacted dirt. 

Add Compost

Not only does it prevent soil erosion, but it also facilitates a great  habitat for microorganisms to  grow which is great for the soil’s nutrient ecosystem.

Plant A Cover Crop

You could also go with some  good-quality mulch. Mulches are used as a weed suppressant and an insulating blanket to protect the soil from frost.

Use Mulch

The best part about gardening is that no matter what kind of soil you have, it’s never too late or too early to start improving it!

When it comes to enjoying a fresh, green lawn each spring, one of the most important factors comes down  to keeping your grass healthy before winter begins. Eichenlaub is your  single source for addressing all your landscape needs. We employ the most Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturalists in Pennsylvania, and they are passionate about keeping all of  the elements of your landscaping beautiful! The right tools in the right hands is the Eichenlaub difference.