Remove Mold From Garden Soil

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Do you know that removing mold from soil revives the life of a plant? Try these tips…

Identify mold

Mold in the garden can be seen in the soil as a white layer. It can also be seen on plant stems which look like feathery clusters. It can also be green or black in color and appears to be spreading across the soil and on to the stems of the plant. Removing mold from garden keeps your plant healthy as it can be harmful to the plant and needs to be removed as soon as possible.

Scrape top layer

It is the top layer of the soil where the mold spreads rapidly. As a first step of treatment make sure to scrape off the top layer, at least two inches from the top. Doing so will ensure that all infected soil has been removed to make place for new and healthy soil.

Dispose infected soil

Do not let the infected soil lie around. It can lead to infection in other regions as well. Soon after scraping the top layer fill the infected soil into garbage bags. It is important to dispose off this soil and prevent any further molding.

Spray disinfecting solution

The infected soil will have to be replaced with healthy soil but not straightaway. It is important to make sure that no further infection will occur and hence it becomes necessary to disinfect the region. Mix equal quantities of vinegar and water and spray in the garden soil or the pot. You will have to continue this spraying while you refill the soil too.

Replace infected soil

Your garden or pot is now ready to receive the soil and the plant as well. Mix appropriate amount of fertilizer to the soil and fill it in the planting spot or the pot. When removing mold from garden and refilling with new soil it is advisable to provide nutrition to the new soil. It helps keep the plant healthy and prevents further molding.

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