Soils, Compost, and Fertilizer

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Updated: July 22, 2021

Soil Testing and Soil Testing Labs

Everything you need to know about soil testing.
garden soil in basket
Updated: May 20, 2021

Common Soil Problems

Typical problems with soils in Maryland.
soil with no nutrient value
Updated: May 19, 2021

Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs

Newly planted trees do not benefit from fertilizer.
Updated: April 21, 2021

Soil Basics

Soil basics in Maryland
handfull of soil
Updated: April 19, 2021

Cover Crops

Protect and improve the soil in your vegetable garden by planting cover crops.
flowering buckwheat cover crop
Updated: April 19, 2021

Indoor Worm Composting or Vermicomposting

Basic information on composting indoors with worms.
worm compost and worms
Updated: April 19, 2021


Fertilizer basics and more!
Updated: April 19, 2021

How to Make Compost at Home

How to make your own compost and why.
compost demo
Updated: April 19, 2021

Soil Health, Drainage, and Improving Soil

Soil health, drainage, and improving soil in Maryland
cross section of healthy soil
Updated: April 14, 2021

Organic Matter and Soil Amendments

Learn about common soil amendments and sources of organic matter to improve your garden soil.
soil compost