Demystifying Restoration of Topsoil in Three Easy Steps by wawanekajunis


									       Demystifying Restoration of Topsoil in Three Easy Steps

Though considered beneficial in aiding growth of plants with billions of microorganisms
present in every square inch; topsoil can extensively be depleted. Read through prolonged
and intensive agricultural activities. The worst bit about top soil being depleted without
consistently maintaining it annually is that it takes a considerable amount of attention,
healthy amounts of care and time to be fully restored.

In case that happens, fret not. There numerous ways on how one can restore back their
topsoil in a given piece of land. But while that is possible, it must be known herein that
topsoil is a life-giving substance, if not vital a soil, that is capable of producing high-
quality crops and can help improve the productivity of a land extensively. This article
focuses on three ways as to how topsoil can be restored, in case depleted.

Extensively plant leguminous cover crops. Besides being known for their nitrogen-fixing
ability, legumes help prevent soil erosion. For the records, nitrogen from legumes is an
essential and vital component of any organic matter. It is also imperative to note that
letting cover crops grow up to maturity level enables them to effectively serve the dual
process of adding organic matter as well as fixing nitrogen to the soil.

Massive usage of compost is inevitable in regards to restoration of soil. Irrespective of
the type one is using, compost manure - unlike all the other processes - effectively
enriches the soil not in small provisions. What compost manure actually does to the soil
is to enhance the freeing of essential nutrients that can be readily and easily integrated in
the soil.

However, this process cannot be made possible without the beneficial bacteria found in
compost manure; the bacteria are responsible for the digestion of organic matter. To
ensure that the compost manure is fully integrated with the soil, spread a few inches of
rich compost over the top of the soil - one or two inches can suffice. Then randomly mix
it with the topsoil in the given land.

Nothing works best than mulching. There is no better way of restoring topsoil in any
piece of land than spreading organic matter on top of it. While this is mostly effective
when the land is free, it plays a great role in preventing soil erosion while providing - on
the sideline - enriching nutrients to the soil. Used mulch breaks down in turn forming
compost manure. For the records, use of plant clippings, straws and leaves can efficiently
serve as mulch.

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