Improving Lawn and Garden Soils Understanding CEC

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Improving Lawn and Garden Soils Understanding CEC

Doc explains CEC, cation exchange capacity, and how we can improve our lawn and garden soils.  Understanding your CEC levels will help you apply your fertilizer correctly and not waste excess nitrogen.  We can also improve our soil CEC levels by adding organic matter and carbon.  Doc works the fields for planting and loads the area with the new DirtBooster Plus.  

A soil’s CEC , cation exchange capacity, affects fertilization and liming practices. For example, soils with high CEC retain more nutrients than low-CEC soils. With large quantities of fertilizers applied in a single application to sandy soils with low CEC, loss of nutrients is more likely to occur via leaching. In contrast, these nutrients are much less susceptible to losses in clay soils.

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