Feed the soil, not the plant.
It is the health of the soil that ensures a plant's health.
Return to the soil as much as you take out.
- organic matter binds soil particles together to help prevent soil erosion
- organic matterholds plant nutrients in the soil to make them available to plants, increasing plant vigor
- organic matter helps break down pollutants traveling through the soil and keeps them out of water resources
- organic matter holds moisture in the soil and helps gardeners conserve water