Soil is only as good as you make it. These resources will help you learn what to use to prepare, protect, and feed the soil in which you grow your flowers, vegetables, trees and shrubs.
Backyard Composting (NMSU)
Choosing Organic Matter for the Home Garden (NMSU)
Compost It! (Texas A&M)
A comprehensive guide to composting.
Composting Fact Sheets (Cornell)
The complete guide to composting -- everything from home to municipal composting. Includes a fact sheet on safe composting in a school environment.
Fertilizer for Small Areas (NMSU)
How to determine the right amount of fertilizer to apply to a small area such as your garden or lawn.
Home & Market Garden Fertilization (NMSU)
Mulches for Gardens & Landscapes (NMSU)
Mushroom Compost (Oregon State)
How to use mushroom compost in the garden and landscape.
Recycling Organic Wastes (NMSU)
NMSU publication on how to recycle/use organic wastes (leaves, grass, etc) in compost or as mulch.
Use of Municipal Wastes in NM (NMSU)
NMSU publication on how municipal wastes are used for composting in NM.
NMSU publication on how to develop, maintain and use organic materials from earthworms to make compost.
Yard Waste Management (NMSU)
A NMSU developed lawn and leaf management program to reduce fertilizer use and use grass cuttings and leaves in the landscape.