If the pot soil is compacted, the easiest, most direct and effective way is to change the soil, but if you don’t want to change the soil, what should you do to improve the compacted pot soil?
New soil mixed with old soil. Loosen the compacted soil and mix it with humus nutrient soil.
Use soil conditioner. For example, add water to the ripper, and dissolve it in a ratio of 1:1000. For example, 1 gram of ripper is mixed with 1,000 grams of water, and the compacted soil is poured. Note that this mixture cannot be poured directly on the branches and leaves of the plants, but around the plants. Similarly, other soil conditioners can be used according to the instructions.
Applying organic fertilizers, especially bio-organic fertilizers, can increase the organic matter of the soil, which is simple and effective.
Increase the application of microbial inoculants. This can increase the beneficial bacteria in the soil and activate the fixed nutrients in the compacted soil, thereby loosening the soil and increasing fertility.
Whether it is new soil or old soil that has been transformed after compaction, if you do not pay attention to daily flower cultivation, the soil will still compact again, so it is very important to prevent compaction.
Diligently loosen the soil and maintain the permeability of the potting soil; water the flowers with less water and slow watering, and reject the flooding type of watering; fertilize properly according to the acidity and alkalinity requirements of the plant on the soil.
Carefully use fresh tap water to water the flowers. Fresh tap water is not only hard water, but also bleaching powder and other substances that are not beneficial to plants. The tap water that has been dried and precipitated is slightly better. Natural soft water such as rainwater, river water, river water, and freshwater lake water is better for watering flowers, but it is not easy to obtain.
When the plants are changed pots, insert a few hollow tubes into the empty pots, fill the flowerpots with soil normally, and then pull out the empty tubes after filling the tubes with coarse sand, and sand columns are formed in the pots. When watering flowers, only pour water at the sand column, and the water can spread evenly in the flower pot through the sand column. This method avoids soil compaction and has no adverse effects on plant growth.
Add a flower pot bottom pad to each flower pot. When watering flowers, pour water directly on the bottom pad, so that the water can moisten the soil through the bottom of the pot, which is beneficial to the development of the root system and has a certain effect on preventing soil compaction. This method is better to use together with ordinary watering methods.