Choosing the right Plant Soil combination is one of the most interesting dilemmas a gardener has to face. In order to understand how we could go about this, we must first understand how soil itself is defined. One definition has described it as the unconsolidated mineral or organic material on the immediate surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants.

The soil of course, is the foundation for trees and plants to grow in, it also serves as a residence for insects, fungi, and algae, acting then as a fertilizer laboratory for old organic matter to be recycled back into the ecological system.

Most of the recycling in the soil takes place in the top two feet of the soil, which is exposed to air and water. The organisms in the soil work along with the insects to break down dead plant life so as to release nutrients into the soil, and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Although nature has its own way of providing a healthy soil for plants in the forests and jungles, finding the correct plant and soil combination for our gardens and private plantations is not always easy.

Healthy soil is an important component of every garden, and that quality of plants that will breed would depend on the right plants and soil that one uses. Various institutes conduct soil tests which will help you develop and maintain information about the fertility status of your soil. This information will help you decide what kind of fertilizer you require to obtain the best growth of your garden, lawn, and decorative plants.

For most homes in temperate climates lawns for example, will need to be fertilized several times through the growing season. This being just one way in changing and controlling the condition of your soil, whichever way you decide to go with trying to match the type and quality of your soil, it just advisable to achieve this before spending too much on your plants and then being disappointed that they don’t do as well as you expect.