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The 10 Best Things You Can Do for Your Garden Soil

Bob Vila Logo By Jennifer Noonan of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 10: Mulch helps your soil retain moisture, prevents compaction, and discourages weeds. The material also breaks down over time, adding beneficial nutrients to your soil. Whether you mulch with wood chips, leaves, pine needles, or another organic material, the effort will keep your garden healthy throughout the growing season. Related: 10 Secret Ingredients to Make Your Garden Grow

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Mulch helps your soil retain moisture, prevents compaction, and discourages weeds. The material also breaks down over time, adding beneficial nutrients to your soil. Whether you mulch with wood chips, leaves, pine needles, or another organic material, the effort will keep your garden healthy throughout the growing season. 

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