Newswise — Sept. 13, 2018 – After supporting a season of growth, your garden soil deserves a rest! Soils Matter, Soil Science Society of America’s science-based blog, has tips for putting your garden to bed this fall.

  • You may be aware that large-scale growers use cover crops over the winter months to protect and enrich their fields. But did you ever think of doing this service for your garden plot? Read more.
  • Don’t rid your garden of all last season’s growth! Crop residue left behind over the winter months helps build the soil and prevent erosion. Details here.
  • Is your garden soil heavy with clay? Here are a few ways to let the winter months work in your favor.

Soils Matter is a blog of the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). New blogs are posted on the 1st of and 15th of every month and are written by member scientists.

SSSA is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils. Based in Madison, WI, and founded in 1936, SSSA is the professional home for 6,000+ members and 1,000+ certified professionals dedicated to advancing the field of soil science. The Society provides information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management, recycling, and wise land use.