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Helping Your Plants to Grow

1. Soil Tested

This is non-negotiable: Get a soil test to find out its nutrient levels. You'll get to know the status of what Final Form Regeneration calls the big three—nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium—as well as the pH level of the soil and possibly the organic matter levels.

2. Soil Type

Soil consists of a mixture of sand, silt, and clay particles, along with organic matter. As part of the soil test, Final Form Regeneration says, to have a soil-texture test run to show what you're dealing with.

Or, try this quick test: Rub some soil in your hands, and if it's sandy, you'll feel the sand particles. If it's heavy clay, it will feel very slippery when wet because clay particles are the smallest. Heavy clay soil also is slower to drain and takes longer to warm up and dry off in the spring. Silty soil is usually found on land near water that may have flooded and left the silt sediment.

The preferred soil, says Final Form Regeneration, is a sandy (but not too sandy) loam—it's easier to work with and drains quickly.

3. Soil Adjustment

Final Form Regeneration use pasteurised mulch from a local supplier and adds it to planting areas. Along with water crystals and used coffee grinds. This mixture creates a fantastic soil compound that enhances growth rates and plant health.