“Understanding Garden Soils:  What LeBron James, Roger Federer, and Julia Child Have in Common”


Landscapers, and gardeners alike spend most of their time thinking above ground. We spend countless hours considering plant selection, combinations, color, and the best light and temperature environments for our plants. Landscape success is equally dependent on what is going on below ground. A scientific understanding of soil chemistry, biology, physics, and fertility makes a good gardener a great gardener! This talk will address basic soil principles and how we can use them to build garden soils, prepare garden beds, reduce fertilizer inputs, compost, and maximize root growth in our landscapes. For a more hands on experience, check out the “Understanding Garden Soil” workshop.