As fall nears, the leaves on trees take on an auburn hue. Eventually, these leaves drop, signaling the need to harvest what you’ve sown during the previous months.
Fall may be the time of year when your green thumb can take some much-needed respite, but this season is also an opportunity for you to prepare the soil for a more bountiful harvest in the spring.
If you’re looking for ways to improve your soil’s fertility without waiting all winter, you’ve found the right article. Follow these four simple gardening tips to optimize your soil’s plant-growing capacity — even before the season ends.
Uproot Dead Weeds
While weeds are biodegradable, this doesn’t mean that you should allow them to die out in your soil. Diseased weeds can lower the quality of your soil, requiring you to use compost and mulch in the spring just to get your soil to its fertility levels of the previous year
When you uproot the weeds from your garden, leave no traces of the roots. The roots can cause seeding, allowing weeds to spread elsewhere in your garden.
Test Your Soil
Testing your soil for its pH and overall health can give you valuable information about what it needs. For example, if your soil’s pH is above 8, you’ll know that your soil would fare better with acidifying fertilizer that contains ammonium nitrate.
Nourish Your Soil Accordingly
Using the findings of your soil test, you can choose the right type of fertilizer. You may also want to add layers of compost or mulch to your soil.
Doing this during the fall may seem too early, but by being proactive about fertilizing your soil, you’ll allow ample time for nutrients to infuse the dirt over the winter.
Use Algae Fertilizer
When we suggest this, many home gardeners ask: “can algae be used as fertilizer?”
The answer is simple — it can, and many gardeners use it for this regularly.
The role of algae in soil fertility comes from algae’s biodegradability. As algae decomposes in your soil, it releases its nutrients, like potassium. This potassium can strengthen and enrich your soil, locking in the nutrients that facilitate photosynthesis to make it more resistant to both droughts and the heavy rains that follow winter.
Bonus Tip: Use Recycled Algae from an aerium
We get it — algae isn’t always easy to come by. Luckily, algae can be used in many areas of the home. Even in its recycled form, algae nourish your soil in a way most fertilizers cannot.
So where do you get recycled algae?
Look no further than our patented algae-based air purifying system, the aerium. The aerium’s algae is a recyclable and organic all-around fertilizer for your plants.
Experience cleaner air and a greener garden — purify your home with the aerium today.