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How To Improve Your Soil's Health For A Better Lawn & Garden
Healthy soil is the key to a successful garden. This can be achieved with the help of cover crops, which act as a living mulch to protect the ground and add nutrients to the soil.
Plant cover crops like alfalfa or beans in the fall to early spring to infuse your garden with nitrogen — vital for plant growth — instead of using chemical fertilizers.
These plants also protect the ground from erosion and compaction, increase water retention, improve airflow, and suffocate weeds to keep your soil healthy and your plants thriving.
Although springtime will soon be here, it is not too late to benefit from planting cover crops, as their fast growth means they can provide benefits to your garden within 90 days.