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Soil conditioners are substances produced from organic or non-organic matter. When the conditioner is incorporated into and mixed with your garden soil. So it improves the soil properties, and adds slow releasing  nutrients.

It is usually used for various types of horticulture projects. Weed seeds are naturally finished with this extracted material. Over time, the soil tends becomes compacted, which is bad for plants. Compacted soil can  negative effect on the root growth. Along with this, decrease the ability of plant’s to take up nutrients and water. Soil conditioners can add more loft and texture to keep the soil loose. Soil conditioner can come in many forms like cow manure, peat moss, EM1 and organic compost just to name a few. They can be applied in many ways to your garden. Some conditioners are applied after planting while others may be  worked and  put into the soil before the planting begins.

Generally it is added to improve soil properties and for fertility. Soil conditioners are involved in both natural and synthetic varieties. In addition, individual materials can be used as soil conditioners, because of their ability to improves the quality of soil.

The soil conditioner can be applied to soil using several different method and in varying numbers of applications.

Benefits of Soil Conditioner-

1. Adding the soil conditioner to your garden helps improves moisture retention.

2. It makes water easily accessible for the roots of all your plants.

3. cores soil does not retain water well.

4. The conditioner helps in binding together soil particles into porous granules.

5. It allows air and water to move through the soil.

6. Organic matter in soil conditioner retains moisture.

7. It is able to absorb and store nutrients more easily.

8. Soil conditioners increase the nutrient retention by collecting the nutrients scaping away from the roots, especially in soils that are sandy.

9. The organic matter is food for micro-organisms and other forms of life found in soil.

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh, M.Sc.(Bio-Chemistry), Content writer, Self Shiksha, Lcoatips, Candidviews, Quikpills and Former Research Director at NEEW

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