Different soil types and what to do with them
You may already be familiar with the idea of different soil types, but do you know which you have? Or what to do with it? This is one of the crucial things that you need to know about your garden in order to make the most of it.
When you engage Town and Country Gardens for your garden maintenance in Wimbledon, we can help you to identify your soil type. This is done using various tests that might include an investigation of the structure, pH and drainage qualities.
The major soil types in the UK are: sandy and light silty soils, medium soils, heavy soils, chalk and limestone soils and peaty soils. There may be different soil types in different areas of your garden. Town and Country Gardens can help you understand the soil profile and offer advice on the different steps you can take once you know about it when you have garden maintenance in Wimbledon.
Take advantage of it
Perhaps the easiest course of action, when you have garden maintenance in Wimbledon, is to work with the soil that you have. Plants grow in almost every climate in the world and therefore, there is always something that can thrive, even in seemingly inhospitable environments. However, this has to be balanced with the prevailing weather conditions if you want certain plants to grow, so expert advice is often necessary.
If you do want to change the consistency of your soil so that you can grow certain plants, it might be possible. For example, you can add the missing elements such as sand, clay or peat. Adding worms or aerating can also be helpful for improving soil health. There are a number of different tips and tricks that Town and Country Gardens can advise you on.
Forget about it
There are ways to ensure that soil quality isn’t a factor when planning your garden. This might include pot gardening or even paving your outdoor space for an ultra-low maintenance space. This can be particularly useful in areas where drainage is a severe issue that would require major works to significantly improve the natural conditions. Raised beds can be elevated far above the ground water level.