THE CONSTRUCTIONIST.

MAY

20

COMMON PROBLEMS YOU MIGHT FIND WITH YOUR COMPOST

Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed in a process called composting. This process recycles various organic materials otherwise regarded as waste products and produces a soil conditioner which is rich in nutrients. Below are 6 common problems and solutions from Earthco Soil Mixtures that you might find with your compost.



FEB

06

BENEFITS OF SOIL CELLS

What is a soil cell system?

The soil cell system is a combination of hollow plastic supports (typically cubic in shape) replete with soil. Soil cells, also known as Silva Cells, are typically enclosed at the top and bottom, and most have a top or deck that concurrently acts as a roof to the soil enclosure and as a base for placing aggregates, casting concrete, or placing other hard surface materials on top of the soil cells.



NOV

07

WHAT IS SOIL PH?

Soil pH is extremely important to monitor and control in order to ensure optimal growth and longevity of plants, trees and crops. Soil pH refers to the acidity or alkalinity of soil and is measured in pH units.



JUL

18

5 WAYS IN WHICH SOILS DIFFER FROM ONE ANOTHER

Soil is vital to life and essential for growing most of the food we consume. Many soil experts describe soil as a natural body that forms as the result of these five factors: climate, organisms (plants, animals, and microorganisms), relief (shape of the landscape), parent materials, and time. It is these five factors that define soil and show how soil types differ from each other.



FEB

15

COMMON MYTHS ABOUT SOIL AND COMPOST

Soil can be a complex product with many different elements and properties. There are a wide variety of uses and applications and from which people have various opinions. We’re here to try to dispel some common myths about soil and compost.



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