10 Fall Gardening Practices That Will Defend Your Soil in Winter

10 Fall Gardening Practices That Will Protect Your Soil in Winter

BobVila.com – Throughout the growing season, garden plants work with microbes to break down and use organic matter in the soil. In the off-season, unprotected garden beds are at risk of erosion, a process that removes topsoil resulting in nutrient loss and soil compaction that reduces water ingress and runoff and damages soil structure. Over time, this seasonal cycle can make your garden barren and unproductive. However, this problem can easily be avoided by adopting some soil-friendly habits in the fall.

When the growing season comes to an end, the tillage season begins. This is the time to focus on rebuilding organic content, preserving nutrients, preventing erosion, and avoiding soil compaction.

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