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SOIL & SOIL CONDITIONING
sa   COMPOSTING
sa   COVER CROP
sa   CULTIVATION
sa   FERTILIZER
sa   MULCHING
sa   POTTING SOIL
sa   SOIL BLOCK
sa   SOIL SIFTER
sa   SOIL TESTING
xx   GARDENING

A look at soil microorganisms: fungi, actinomycetes, algae, viruses, and protozoa, and their role in soil life.
COUNTRYSIDE Jan 1978 (v.62#1) pg. 72

A look at fats in the soil (lipids), how they get into the soil and their role.
COUNTRYSIDE Feb 1978 (v.62#2) pg. 39

The "secondary" nutrients: a look at the roles played by magnesium, calcium and sulphur.
COUNTRYSIDE Apr 1978 (v.62#4) pg. 53

An eight point program for improving soil fertility. Looks at legume crops for nitrogen fixation, the nutrients supplied by different types of manure, and sources of phosphate and potassium.
COUNTRYSIDE Jun 1978 (v.62#6) pg. 55

How to farm acid soils. Liming is emphasized.
COUNTRYSIDE Jul 1978 (v.62#7) pg. 56

Two methods for adding humus to your garden soil.
COUNTRYSIDE Apr 1979 (v.63#4) pg. 34

Why garden organically? Part 2. A look at the effect organic material has on the soil.
COUNTRYSIDE May 1980 (v.64#5) pg. 40

How to correct acid or alkaline soils.
COUNTRYSIDE Nov 1980 (v.64#11) pg. 39

A look at weeds and other plants that are indicators of soil condition.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1989 (v.73#2) pg. 28

A look at soil structure and the use of compost, cover-crops and green manure to sustain fertility, tilth and structure.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1989 (v.73#5) pg. 13

An inexpensive way to create a backyard garden by preparing the site a year in advance.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1992 (v.76#4) pg. 28

Determining limestone application rates.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1993 (v.77#1) pg. 70

Listen to your weeds. What native plants can tell you about the condition of the soil.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1999 (v.83#4) pg. 120

Special section on soils, soil conditioning, etc.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1999 (v.83#5) pg. 32

Reclaiming a lifeless soil using compost and buckwheat.
FINE GARDENING #2 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 38

A look at soil-color groups, their origins and fertility.
FINE GARDENING #4 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 28

Building the soil to encourage microorganisms. A guide to common organic residues that supply almost all nutrients a plant needs.
FINE GARDENING #9 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 34

No-till gardening. Soil improvement from the top down. Growing vegetables and fruits with a system of year-round mulch, permanent beds and as little disturbance of the soil as possible.
FINE GARDENING #11 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 52

An explanation of why coffee grounds make a good soil amendment.
FINE GARDENING #18 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 12

Advice on how to handle mushroom-growing medium before incorporating it into the soil.
FINE GARDENING #18 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 12

Soil amendments. How lime, sulfur and organic matter improve poor soil.
FINE GARDENING #20 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 50

Seaweed comes ashore. A natural soil amendment and plant growth stimulant. Advice on applying it as a mulch, soil additive or compost.
FINE GARDENING #22 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 31
Added Info FINE GARDENING #24 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 6
Added Info FINE GARDENING #27 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 6

Advice on how to identify residual lawn chemicals in the soil and how to amend a planting hole for young trees to absorb any chemicals that are present.
FINE GARDENING #23 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 12

The world under our feet. How gardeners can encourage hidden allies in the soil.
FINE GARDENING #27 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 50
Added Info FINE GARDENING #29 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 6

Advice on improving soil without digging.
FINE GARDENING #29 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 14

Peat moss and its use as a soil amendment in your garden.
FINE GARDENING #36 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 51

Understanding the fundamentals of how water moves through soil.
FINE GARDENING #37 May-Jun 1994 pg. 14
Added Info FINE GARDENING #43 May-Jun 1995 pg. 6
Added Info FINE GARDENING #48 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 6

Gardening in the pH zone. How to extend planting possibilities with separate beds of neutral, acidic or alkaline soil. Includes information on perennials, shrubs and trees that do best in each soil type.
FINE GARDENING #48 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 58

Tip describes the use of a thick layer of sand for a new perennial bed in heavy clay soil.
FINE GARDENING #50 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 10

Tips on how to amend dense clay soils.
FINE GARDENING #50 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 20

Build a garden bed using an organic method without the drudgery of double-digging. Includes advice on selecting a site that works.
FINE GARDENING #51 Sep-Oct 1996 pg. 56

Advice on planting in an area with thin, rocky soil.
FINE GARDENING #54 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 24

A sanctuary in every season. How a novice gardener created a soothing setting. Includes a recipe for a soil-building souffle.
FINE GARDENING #54 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 68

Turn clay into rich garden soil. A recipe for amendments that will improve plant growth.
FINE GARDENING #57 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 40
Added Info FINE GARDENING #60 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 8

An explanation of what greensand is and how it works to build up garden soil.
FINE GARDENING #60 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 16

Tip on using a thick layer of newspapers to turn a lawn into a garden bed.
FINE GARDENING #61 May-Jun 1998 pg. 8

Tip on a beach mixture to enhance seaside soils.
FINE GARDENING #66 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 14

A tip to make soil mixing easy.
FINE GARDENING #67 May-Jun 1999 pg. 11

Advice on the use of sawdust as a garden-soil conditioner.
FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 24
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #85 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 36

The key to a healthy garden is organic soil amendments. A chart shows the advantage and disadvantage of 5 different materials.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1983 (v.27#3) pg. 24

How to improve your garden soil.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1984 (v.28#5) pg. 10

Soil preparation for spring planting. Emphasis on soil analysis, classifiction and proper drainage. Tips on preparing your own compost pile, as well as the preparation of "tilth" (a combination of compost and peat moss).
FLOWER & GARDEN Dec 1984-Jan 1985 (v.29#1) pg. 4

Soil solaraization. Use sun heat trapped by transparent polyethylene coverings to kill soil-borne plant diseases, nematodes and weeds.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1987 (v.31#4) pg. 58

Unusual soil amendments. A look at "bio-activators," "bio-catalysts and "natural organic activators" that provide enzymes, microorganisms and micronutrients to the soil.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1988 (v.32#2) pg. 92

A look at useful functions of weeds for insect control, as soil improvers and as companion plantings.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1988 (v.32#5) pg. 28

Tips on improving clay soil covered with less than 1" of topsoil.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jul-Aug 1990 (v.34#4) pg. 53

Invest in your own soil bank. An introduction to soil types, soil testing, compacting, humus, drainage, cultivation, and crop rotation.
FLOWER & GARDEN Nov-Dec 1990 (v.34#6) pg. 18

Soil, where it all begins. An explanation of the complexities of soil and how compost enriches it.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1992 (v.36#2) pg. 12

Tip on determining when and what form of calcium needs to be added to soil to stop plant stems from breaking under their own weight.
GARDEN GATE #5 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 29

Ground work. The basics for understanding soil, its texture, pH and amendments.
GARDEN GATE #7 Feb 1996 pg. 20

Tip suggests adding leaves to clay-soil beds to improve the soil.
GARDEN GATE #11 Oct 1996 pg. 6

Recipe for improving clay soil.
GARDEN GATE #14 Apr 1997 pg. 4

Tip recommends adding slivered banana peel to garden soil or compost to increase potassium levels.
GARDEN GATE #14 Apr 1997 pg. 5

Building great garden beds. Three approaches. (1) A ground level bed. (2) A mounded bed. (3) A raised bed. Includes tips on edging material for building a raised bed.
GARDEN GATE #14 Apr 1997 pg. 12

Advice on matching plants' alkalinity requirements to the soil in a planting bed.
GARDEN GATE #14 Apr 1997 pg. 40

Tip tells how to solarize soil.
GARDEN GATE #21 Jun 1998 pg. 38

Soil stuff. A description of what constitutes good, rich soil. An explanation of how to judge soil texture and collect soil samples.
GARDEN GATE #29 Oct 1999 pg. 14

The planning and soil preparation for a summer vegetable garden. Includes tips on overcoming an acid soil pH, organic composting and making a biodegradable insecticide and fertilizer.
HARROWSMITH #61 Jun-Jul 1985 (v.10#1) pg. 112

Food for the soil. A guide to adding organic material and mineral fertilizers.
HARROWSMITH #86 Jul-Aug 1989 (v.14#2) pg. 84

Uses of peat moss in gardening. Includes suggestions for mulch, compost, planting mixes, etc.
HARROWSMITH #89 Jan-Feb 1990 (v.14#5) pg. 68

Conditioning clay (or sandy) soil by hand digging with a spading fork and adding plant humus and/or other conditioners.
HERB COMPANION Feb-Mar 1990 (v.2#3) pg. 9

Dirt. An introduction to soil texture and structure and how to improve clay soil by adding organic matter.
HERB COMPANION Jun-Jul 1990 (v.2#5) pg. 48

Solar weeding. How to eradicate weeds, weed seeds and fungi by covering a new planting bed with plastic sheeting to trap the heat of the sun and raise soil temperature.
HOME MECHANIX #806 Jun 1996 (v.92) pg. 70

A look at the trace elements required for various vegetables and deficiency symptoms.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 9

Feat of clay. Achieving success with unpromising soil. Soil testing, digging, amending, etc. Includes a chart of 15 plants that thrive in clay soil.
HORTICULTURE Mar 1990 (v.68#3) pg. 56

Advice on using hydrophilic polymers (compounds that absorb liquid). A descriptions of using them indoors and out, and for cuttings.
HORTICULTURE Dec 1991 (v.69#10) pg. 13
Added Info HORTICULTURE Apr 1992 (v.70#4) pg. 20

Soil solarization. How to rid a garden site of pests and weeds using clear plastic and the sun.
HORTICULTURE May 1992 (v.70#5) pg. 38

A discussion of the problems of gardening in lead-polluted soils.
HORTICULTURE Mar 1997 (v.94#3) pg. 16

The dos and don'ts of using wood ashes on vegetable and flower gardens.
HORTICULTURE Aug-Sep 1997 (v.94#7) pg. 12

Preparing a new garden bed. Describes sod removal, loosening the soil, adding organic matter and other amendments and surface preparation.
HORTICULTURE Aug-Sep 1997 (v.94#7) pg. 48
Added Info HORTICULTURE Mar 1998 (v.95#3) pg. 10

Leaching. Its definition and two ways to alleviate its effects.
KITCHEN GARDEN #1 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 18

Good dirt. How to increase vegetable yields by building the soil with fertilizer and organic materials.
KITCHEN GARDEN #1 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 22

Tips on protecting garden soil near a heavily traveled road from heavy metals deposited by automobile exhaust.
KITCHEN GARDEN #5 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 12
Added Info KITCHEN GARDEN #7 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 6

An explanation of humus and how to improve the humus content of soil.
KITCHEN GARDEN #6 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 18

How to practice crop rotation in a backyard garden. An explanation of rotating crops according to their nutritional requirements, soil amendments and cover cropping.
KITCHEN GARDEN #6 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 44

Advice on building up scanty topsoil for a new garden.
KITCHEN GARDEN #8 Apr-May 1997 pg. 14

Tip suggests using sections of tin roofing for solarizing soil.
KITCHEN GARDEN #12 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 14

Getting ready to garden. A guide to last-minute practices that will get a garden off to a great start.
KITCHEN GARDEN #14 Apr-May 1998 pg. 61

Double digging. An explanation of why and how to do it.
KITCHEN GARDEN #14 Apr-May 1998 pg. 70

Lead in the soil. How it affects a garden and advice on ways to avoid ingesting lead in plants.
KITCHEN GARDEN #17 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 16

Calculate before you cultivate. A guide to computing the right amount of amendments.
KITCHEN GARDEN #17 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 59

A soil pH primer. An explanation of pH, how it affects nutrient uptake and how to amend the soil to achieve the right level.
KITCHEN GARDENER #20 Apr-May 1999 pg. 8

An explanation of peat moss, where it comes from and suggestions on substitutes.
KITCHEN GARDENER #20 Apr-May 1999 pg. 10

Advice on the use of alfalfa meal as a soil amendment.
KITCHEN GARDENER #20 Apr-May 1999 pg. 11

How to build a soil moisture tester that can be used outside or to monitor houseplants.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #540 May 1973 (v.69) pg. 62

Tips on building healthy soil from two master gardeners.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #75 May-Jun 1982 pg. 62

Solar soil conditioning, an alternative to commercial pesticides and herbicides.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #75 May-Jun 1982 pg. 184

Soil-building basics.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #78 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 110

A review of the basic techniques for preparing garden soil.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #93 May-Jun 1985 pg. 68

Feeding summer's soil. Twelve critical nutrients for plant growth and how to supply them in the warmer months.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #144 Jun-Jul 1994 pg. 52

Turning sod into garden soil. A "lazy technique" of fertilizing new soil and preparing the seed bed.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #153 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 50

A look at some of the unique gardening problems of the Deep South. tips on soil maintenance to insure fertility and on what and when to plant.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1977 (v.24#1) pg. 150

How to determine mineral deficiencies or excess in fruits and vegetables and cure them with humus.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1978 (v.25#2) pg. 106

A look at the benefits of contour ditches to keep topsoil and water where they belong.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1978 (v.25#4) pg. 131

What to do to prepare your garden's soil in the fall for a better garden in the spring.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1978 (v.25#10) pg. 40

How to use growing beds instead of rows to avoid compaction.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1979 (v.26#2) pg. 66

A program to build fertile soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1979 (v.26#2) pg. 168

Practical, easy-to-do techniques to soften hard soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1979 (v.26#7) pg. 34

What tomatoes can tell about soil deficiencies. Drawings of tomato leaves can help you determine what nutrients are lacking.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1979 (v.26#8) pg. 70

Simple steps for turning sandy soil into fertile, crop-producing loam.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1979 (v.26#12) pg. 51

How to use a soil thermometer to tell you when to plant. Includes a chart of soil temperature conditions for 27 vegetable seeds to germinate.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1980 (v.27#3) pg. 72

Weeds build garden soil. How a Maine gardener learned to use weeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1980 (v.27#5) pg. 60

Building the soil naturally. How to add a lot of organic matter to your garden without overworking yourself.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1981 (v.28#5) pg. 26

How heavy metals pollute our soils and tips on preventing unnecessary pollution from lead, cadmium, etc.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1981 (v.28#6) pg. 72

Tip: Activated charcoal may overcome the effects of too much herbicide in the soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1982 (v.29#2) pg. 27

What's my soil? How to understand what makes up soil and how to preserve the best soil you have.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1982 (v.29#3) pg. 70

Tip: A simple way to determine the percent of clay, silt, and sand in your soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1983 (v.30#3) pg. 22

Cooker made from a 55-gallon drum is used to burn bivalve shells (clam, mussel, and crab shells) and animal bones to form a soil sweetener.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1983 (v.30#5) pg. 18

Solarize your garden. The heat captured under plastic sheeting will kill fungi, nematodes, weed seeds, and insect eggs in the soil prior to planting.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1983 (v.30#6) pg. 32

Vinegar, the gardeners' secret weapon. Helps control some weeds, lowers soil pH value, and prolongs life of cut flowers.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1983 (v.30#9) pg. 63
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1984 (v.31#2) pg. 8

How soil compaction inhibits root growth and tips on undoing compaction.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1983 (v.30#9) pg. 66

How to choose the proper peat.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1984 (v.31#1) pg. 105

A visual guide to soil deficiencies. How to fine-tune your soil-building program.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1984 (v.31#7) pg. 36

Techniques for improving the health and increasing the yield of plants grown in basic soil (a pH higher than 7).
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1986 (v.33#1) pg. 73

How to bring a soil into pH balance.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1986 (v.33#5) pg. 28

Suggestions for draining and warming cold soil in northern regions so gardening can begin earlier.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1986 (v.33#7) pg. 44

How to improve sandy soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1986 (v.33#8) pg. 24

Encouraging mycorrhizae, the beneficial root fungi, to grow in garden soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1986 (v.33#9) pg. 49

Basics on managing greenhouse soil structure. Includes a chart on greenhouse soil problems and their remedies.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1986 (v.33#10) pg. 23

How to regenerate garden soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1986 (v.33#12) pg. 50

How to solarize the soil to reduce or eliminate most soilborne diseases, nematodes and viable weed seeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1987 (v.34#8) pg. 68

A guide to the three years of concentrated effort it takes to turn unimproved soil into rich, organic, crumbly loam.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1987 (v.34#12) pg. 90

Healing your soil. Answers to common questions about a soil and its need for improvements. Covers contamination with heavy metals and pesticides, the best way to achieve a good soil structure and information on soil tests.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1988 (v.35#7) pg. 77

Fall preparation techniques for garden beds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1988 (v.35#9) pg. 55

Tip on warming soil with warm water heated by the sun in a black barrel.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1989 (v.36#2) pg. 84

Tips on preventing the formation of a layer of salt in southwest soils.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1989 (v.36#3) pg. 29

Tips on improving soil texture for better harvests.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1989 (v.36#6) pg. 59

How to keep soil healthy and fertile without soluble fertilizers. Includes chart of soil amendments and their frequency of use.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1989 (v.36#9) pg. 67

An in-depth look at gardening in the Deep South. First in a series about gardening in special geographic regions. Includes diagrams that show how to control weeds, soil diseases and nematodes using solarization. List of the best perennials for the South. Two-page chart of common southern insect pests and organic remedies for each. Chart of planting and harvest dates for nine combinations of vegetables that do well in the south using succession planting and multiple cropping in the home garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1989 (v.36#10) pg. 38

Tip on storing dry soil in order to get started planting earlier in the spring.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1990 (v.37#7) pg. 83

How to solarize soil to destroy weeds and soil diseases.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1991 (v.38#6) pg. 66

An explanation of enzyme or activator products for compost or soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1992 (v.39#4) pg. 23

How to use rock powder to enhance garden soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1992 (v.39#5) pg. 73
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1992 (v.39#8) pg. 26

Using weeds as indicators of soil quality. How to use that information to either plant garden crops that will thrive in the same conditions as the weeds or to amend the soil to change the conditions.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1994 (v.41#6) pg. 30

Visual guide to nutrient deficiencies in soils and how to correct the problem.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1995 (v.42#5) pg. 33

Using tree leaves as mulch, fertilizer and soil-builder.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1995 (v.42#7) pg. 43

How to warm garden soil early in the year using clear plastic. Will add 30 days to the growing season.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1996 (v.43#4) pg. 18

Advice on improving the health of garden soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1997 (v.44#3) pg. 22

Tips on collecting seaweed for a garden soil amendment and as a way to eliminate nematodes.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1997 (v.44#6) pg. 6

How to use empty cheese, herb and spice containers as a way to spread small amounts of soil amendments.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1997 (v.44#7) pg. 73

Tips on organic treatments for growing acid-living plants in alkaline soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov-Dec 1998 (v.45#8) pg. 22

A process for using fall leaves to create a new garden bed.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov-Dec 1998 (v.45#8) pg. 69

No-dig method to build a new garden bed relies on a thick layer of newspaper mulch covered with well-aged compost and soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan-Feb 1999 (v.46#1) pg. 16

Tip on combining fall potato planting with building new garden beds using a no-dig method.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan-Feb 1999 (v.46#1) pg. 71

How to solarize soil and get rid of weeds, pests, and diseases with the help of the sun.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1999 (v.46#4) pg. 16

Proper soil preparation. Advice on removing sod and preparing the soil for a new garden.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1998 (v.175#4) pg. 110

A look at super-absorbent polymers as soil amendments. What they can and can't do for a garden.
SUNSET Apr 1987 (v.178#4) pg. 252

How to use solarization to get rid of weed seeds and harmful organisms in the soil.
SUNSET Jul 1987 (v.179#1) pg. 152D

Tips on improving soil drainage at planting time and for existing plants.
SUNSET Oct 1987 (v.179#4) pg. 205

Colorful landscaping with low maintenance. A guide to soil preparation.
SUNSET Mar 1995 (v.194#3) pg. 76

A guide to natural soil enrichers. How to choose and use organic materials to improve the soil.
SUNSET Feb 1996 (v.196#2) pg. 54

Recipe for a soil amendment.
SUNSET Nov 1997 (v.199#5) pg. 76

Breaking new ground. Creating a new garden bed in the autumn. Includes advice on removing grass and weeds, testing soil's pH and adding amendments.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #808 Sep 1996 (v.92) pg. 89

Tip on using sawdust as a soil additive.
WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 23
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #32 Dec 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 8

How to use Peat to solve your soil conditioning problems.
WORKBASKET Jun-Jul 1984 (v.49#8) pg. 42