Soil provides water, nutrients, and mechanical support for plants.
Soil problems- compaction, low fertility, poor drainage, no topsoil- cause stress, poor growth, and decline in our garden and landscape plants.
Many urban and suburban soils are compacted and/or contaminated. Poor soil management and misuse of fertilizers contributes to surface and ground water pollution.
It’s our job to protect and improve our soils so they can nourish future generations of plants and animals- including humans!