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Soils - Sustainable Landscapes

Goal: Create or maintain a functioning soil ecosystem.

Soil testing Use a soil test to determine existing nutrient levels on site.
    > University of Delaware Soil Testing Program

  Fertilizer Provide nutrients based on soil test recommendations.
    > Fertilizer Basics

  Homemade compost bin Use locally-generated compost to improve soil structure and reduce runoff.
    > Yard Waste and Composting

  Dried, compacted soil Limit soil compaction.
    > Combating Soil Compaction

  Squash bug Use pesticides only when benefits outweigh environmental risk.
    > IPM for Homeowners