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
     

Soils

 

University of Delaware

University of Delaware Botanic GardensNewark, DE 19716Phone: 302 831-0153