why does the soil need to be turned and loosened?


It is necessary to turn and loosen the soil because only loose soil allows the roots to penetrate freely deeper into soil. The roots can breathe easily in loose soil. The deep roots hold the plants more firmly. The water also can reach easily up to more depth in loose soils. Microbes and worms can also grow in loose soil.

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The soil needs to be turned and loosened because:

  • It helps to loosen soil. Hence, it improves air circulation in soil.
  • It helps in the retention of moisture.
  • It helps in uprooting weeds from soil.
  • It enhances the water retaining capacity of soil.

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this allow roots to penetrate into the soil . which helps plant to grow better and faster .

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