How to Keep Soil from Drying Out
My soil, like my hair, can’t get enough moisture.
I feed and water the plants every morning, but Florida summers be like:
As my 2-year-old daughter would say, “NO LIKE IT!”
Then in a recent moment of lucidity, I realized the solution to dry, crumbly soil had literally been right in front of me.
At our townhomes, the landscapers* lay down woodchips around the bushes in front of each house. I helped myself to a few handfuls, scattered the woodchips over the soil of my potted plants, and booyah! I’ve got one less problem.
Perhaps I should’ve titled this post No Duh.
How do you keep soil from drying out?
* The word landscapers makes our house sound way fancier than it actually is.