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Sterilize Garden Soil

There are a lot of people who have not been familiar yet with the term of sterile garden soil. Actually, sterile garden soil is a term used in case the soil is clean and healthy from any kinds of pathogens and soil diseases. People have found several easy ways to sterilize garden soil you can do on your own at home. Typically, the steps used in sterilizing garden soil are not complicated and do not need professional materials and tools so it will not be a difficult task to do alone at home. Here, you can learn several names of garden soil sterilizing job you need to learn beforehand. Hopefully, this post can be a benefit for you and your gardening activities.

 

How to Sterilize Ground
How to Sterilize Ground

There are several elements of sterilizing garden soil you need to learn first in case you want to sterile your own garden soil at home. The first element you need to learn is soil solarization, the second is compost and the third is baking. Each of these elements is very crucial in the process of sterilizing your garden soil therefore you need to get to know each of them better first before prosecuting the main sterilizing job.

 

Soil Solarization

How Do I Sterilize Soil
How Do I Sterilize Soil

Soil solarization is very important if you want to sterilize garden soil in your house. This sterilizing process is very crucial in killing pathogens and nematodes in soils. Those are definitely the most dangerous bacteria that can possibly cause soil diseases to your plantations. We all know that the gardener will typically water their plantations and garden soils everyday. Typically, they will also put a clear plastic cover over their garden soils. Do you know what the use of this process is? This is actually the process of soil solarization that will be crucial in killing the soil diseases. The plastic cover will ease the sun light to warm the soils so it will have proper temperature that can kill the soil diseases.

 

Compost

According to botanical and soil experts, the temperature of a compost pile’s center is able to rise up to one hundred and sixty degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore, under this revelation you can conclude that compost is also a potential ingredient that can kill the pathogens and soil diseases in your garden soil. You need to manage the compost pile correctly in order to effectively kill the bacteria in your garden soil. Otherwise, you can spread the soil diseases and pathogens instead when you did not manage the compost properly.

 

Baking Process

Sterilize Garden Soil
Sterilize Garden Soil

Another addition that is usually included to sterilize garden soil is to bake the garden soil using oven. Even though there are a lot of people who said that it is a smelly way to kill soil bacteria but it is still very effective and widely used in sterilizing garden soil. If you want to sterilize a small amount of garden soil then this way of garden soil sterilization will be the best decision. You can put the damp garden soils on a baking or roasting pan then bake it in one hundred and eighty degrees Fahrenheit to two hundred degrees Fahrenheit.