improving soil for water conservation - table of contents

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape April 03, 2014 Print Friendly and PDF

Beneficial Soil Fauna

Benefits of Mycorrhizae
Beneficial Soil Invertebrates
Beneficial Soil Microbes
Creating Your Own Worm Farm
Earthworms in the Garden

Organic Matter

What is Organic Matter? Benefits
How to Add Organic Matter to Soil
Ways to Achieve an Organic Matter Rich Soil
Different Types of Compost
Fast Composting
Slow Composting

Soil Moisture

Soil Moisture Sensors (SMS) for the Home Landscape

Soil Preparation

Soil Related Problems in Water-Wise Landscapes

Good Soil Structure
Materials to Improve Drainage
Practices to Improve Drainage
Reducing Soil Compaction to Improve Drainage

The Science of Soil

Soil Fertility for Water-Wise Landscapes
Soil pH for a Water-Wise Landscape
Soil Salinity
Soil Testing
Solutions to Soil Problems: High pH
Solutions to Soil Problems: Soil Acidity
Solution to Soil Problems: High Salinity
Soil Testing Laboratories

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.