Soil Health and You


Courtesy of Mike Heath

Above: Spotty grass indicates diminishing soil health even though this grass is still relatively tall.

This past few weeks I've been traveling the county, mostly the eastern side, and I've noticed signs that soil health is deteriorating. Mind you, I'm not seeing these signs from the road necessarily. I'm visiting people and looking at their yards and pastures while visiting. Everything seems to be in pretty bad shape. I checked my lavender and elderberry this afternoon and they're struggling pretty hard. I will probably lose some of them. It doesn't take a lot of thought to realize that the drought isn't over. In fact, it may get a lot worse if we don't start getting some pretty good moistur...

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