By Jeff Gillman
Offers info and services on a number of easy gardening questions, protecting such themes as soil, water, pests, mulch, vegetation, timber, greens, and garden care.
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Any break due to the soil drying out can have far-reaching consequences for its health. For example, plants that suffer severe water stress can continue to suffer for years afterward, growing more slowly than their unstressed counterparts and with a decreased ability to deal with problems such as insects and disease. Plants do not just need water around their roots, they need air around their roots, too. Plants can live with their roots sitting in water, as they do in a hydroponic setup, only if the water has air bubbled through it.
It also loosens the soil, reducing compaction and allowing air to circulate more freely. This sudden access to oxygen makes microorganisms become more active than they normally would be, and this in turn helps plants, particularly seedlings, to take up nutrients more effectively. Unfortunately, this pulse of nutrients fades and ultimately leaves the soil poorer because the more active microbes consume so much organic material in the soil so quickly. Another downside to tilling is that by loosening the soil it allows organic matter to be more easily washed away, which, over the long term, is bad for your garden.
Over time, most of the nutrients have leached out of this moss, and what remains is a plantbased material that has a lot of good properties for growing plants. Because it holds water and nutrients effectively, peat moss has long been known as a component of good, soilless media for containers. But some people will tell you that adding peat to a garden will improve drainage just like it does in containers. Although sometimes that’s the case, its drainage qualities depend on how you apply it. WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU USE PEAT MOSS Peat moss is really just a bunch of plants that died a long time ago, so when you put peat into the ground you are adding organic matter.