Soil is the unsung hero of a garden. Often regarded as just dirt, it takes a backseat to the glamorous flora of a garden but it's always hard at work below the surface.
Soil is the very foundation on which your plants feed and thrive, serving as a medium for housing beneficial microbes and earthworms and a reservoir for delivering vital moisture and nutrients to the roots. When you garden, you're actually growing the soil, rather than the plants. No matter how much money you've spent or how much work you've put into sowing, weeding, watering, and tending your garden, your greenery will never reach their full potential if the soil is weak.