Sand and clay – these are the two basic components of the soil in most parts of Colorado. The composition is hard to work with – the compacted, hard earth resists any shovel and turning over the hard lumps of soil is just as difficult. However, you can turn the hard, unforgiving and, very often, infertile soil in your garden into soft, black, fertile soil – it is hard work, but surely doable. You can also apply organic lawn care to improve the soil that feeds your grass.
Here are some tips:
- Remove the top – this is perhaps the hardest part of the process. You will need to move the soil and remove the top layer or, if that seems easier, you will have to cover it with a thick layer of fertile soil, spreading it over the area that you want to use for planting;
- Fertilize, fertilize, fertilize – the best and usually the cheapest solution is to enrich the soil with manure or organic fertilizers, such as compost. You can make your own compost, collecting the organic waste produced in your household. Be prepared that it takes about a year to get proper compost, but once you have it, it will work wonders in your garden.
The process of making your Colorado soil fertile is neither quick, nor easy, but when the earth in your garden is ready to receive the plants, the beauty and richness of your garden will surely reward you for your efforts.