In what ways is humus important to the soil?

Answer Humus is the end result of organic matter breaking down in the soil or in a compost pile. Humus is "fluffy", it soaks up water like a sponge and has a tremendous surface area packed into a small sp... Read More »

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Definition of Humus in Top Soil?

Humus is the unsung hero of the gardening world---the dark, earthy stuff that transforms ordinary topsoil into a rich planting medium. When you think of humus, think of a leaf-strewn forest floor a... Read More »

Does top soil contain humus?

Topsoil contains humus, or organic matter from decomposition. Topsoil is also called the A horizon, which is a layer of a mature soil system. The A horizon is the most fertile layer and has a dark ... Read More »

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