There are some statistics worth noting at the start of this article. They are:
- Newly planted trees require a circle of mulch.
- Landscaping may get an ROI of as much as 150%.
- Landscaping can increase a home?s resale value by 14%.
- Many plants require a pH level in the low acidic to neutral range (6.2 to 6.8).
- pH is a measure of soil acidity or alkalinity.
- Soil is evaluated on two basic features: fertility and texture.
- Soil stores about 0.01% of the total water on Earth within its pores.
- Healthy soil contains 45% minerals, 25% water, 25% air, and 5% organic matter.