Healthy Soils for Sustainable Gardens

Healthy Soils for Sustainable Gardens

Book - 2009
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The key to growing healthy, beautiful plants is good soil. This practical all-region guide helps you understand the unique characteristics of your garden's soil and build its natural fertility using organic and sustainable methods. Written by soil and horticulture experts from across North America, it emphasizes the importance of nurturing a diverse ecosystem of beneficial soil organisms, using recycled and renewable organic amendments and mulches, planting nutrient-enhancing cover crops and ornamentals, and selecting plants that adapt with ease to your site conditions.


Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Brooklyn Botanic Garden, c2009.
ISBN: 9781889538464
Characteristics: 119 p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dunne, Niall
Brooklyn Botanic Garden


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Jan 08, 2015

This is the best book I've found on basic soil science for the average gardener. Sound, short, thorough, easy to read, and it has good suggestions for soil stewardship for gardeners.

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