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Caring for the soil should be as important to home gardeners as it is to farmers. Improving the soil structure is one of the most important aspects of soil care, and adding organic matter and yard waste such as shredded leaves, crop residues, straw, and similar material is the most effective way to accomplish this. Organic matter also helps maintain the pH balance of the soil and adds nutrients.

Good topsoil is

relatively dark in color


active with microorganisms, plant nutrients, and organic matter, and


usually has a pH between 5.5 and 7.5 (for non-acid loving plants).


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