208-887-8546 Home Products Compost Mulch Livestock Bedding Nursery & Landscape Services Landfill Services Organics Recycling Asphalt Shingle Recycling Sheetrock Recycling Wood Recycling Custom Composting Windrow Turning Hauling Spreading Custom Grinding Science No Till Farming Healthy Soil Give Back News About Contact We turn waste into beauty, the discarded into the cherished, and refuse into useful products. Healthy Soil Attention Landfill Operators Engineers City Planners City Officials Anyone involved in creating specifications or actually engaged in landfill project work In recent years, global attention has been drawn to the importance of a healthy soil. One of the key facts emphasized by the Food and Agricultural Organization was that sustainable management of soils can lead to a 58% increase in food production (FAO, 2015). Soil nutrient composition plays a key role in determining the health of a soil. Healthy soil must have all the essential elements in the right proportions to support healthy plant growth throughout its life cycle. It must have strong and diverse microbial activity. Good management builds, supports and maintains this diverse population of soil microorganisms. What makes a good soil? Physical There are three main particle sizes in the physical part to soil; sand, silt, and clay. In most cases, a sandy loam is the best. Test your soil: Use a clean, empty jar with a tight lid. Fill the jar about half full of garden soil. Fill the jar nearly to the top with water. Tighten the lid and shake the jar for several minutes so that all the particles are in suspension. Biological One teaspoon of healthy soil contains 100,000,000,000 individual bacteria. Soil organisms play critical roles in plant health and water dynamics. Processes that soil organisms contribute to include: nutrient cycling, nutrient retention, water infiltration and water-holding capacity, disease suppression, degradation of pollutants, increasing the soil’s biological diversity, and improving soil structure. Soil biological processes are responsible for supplying approximately 75 percent of the plant-available nitrogen and 65 percent of the available phosphorus in the soil. Like all organisms, those inhabiting soil need food and a favorable environment. Adequate organic matter content, ample aeration, moderate moisture, neutral pH and warm temperatures all favor increased microbial activity. Chemical There are two ways to get elements into soil — biological and synthetic: Biological: The soil has available and non-available elements. The biology releases those elements to the plant. Synthetic: Chemical fertilizers supplement the elements that are necessary for higher production. Order your Timber Creek Recycling soil today! Click here to learn more about Timber Creek recycling's soil products, and call us at 208-887-8546 today for special pricing. Your soil deserves more. You deserve the best. Call us now! Hours: Mon - Fri 7am - 6pm; Sat 8am - 6pm Retail yard open April through October We proudly serve customers across the Western United States, including Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Nevada, Montana and Wyoming. Phone: 208-887-8546 Address: 7695 S Locust Grove, Meridian, ID 83642 © 2020 Timber Creek Recycling. All Rights Reserved.