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Updated: Feb 14, 2022

Thunderstorms and possible flooding will keep most of us inside this week, but Saturday and Sunday welcome back the sun. Be prepared to get back out there and prepare your beds and continue to plant spring flowers, vegetables, trees, and shrubs. You may need to wait a bit for the soil to dry out again, but the moisture will make your soil easier to work for at least a week or so.

All this rain water will help perk up your plants not just because of the moisture, but also because rain water is just plain better than tap water. It has no man-made or natural impurities such as chlorine or salts that can harm your plants. And it’s more highly oxygenated. That extra oxygen helps your plants grow, which is why people often notice that their yard looks greener after a rain.

If you haven’t already done so this season, add soil amendments to your bedding areas. Fresh compost is an essential ingredient for both new and existing beds. Mixing in fresh organic matter provides a feast for all those beneficial microoranisms that facilitate plant growth.

Other great soil amendments are dry molasses, Texas green sand, lava sand, and expanded shale. Want to learn more? Download our Top 5 Soil Amendments Data Sheet!


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