There’s more to your garden than what’s on the surface. Soil is the basis of a healthy garden, supplying your plants with the nutrients they need to grow big and strong. Much like building a home, you want to keep your eye on your plants’ foundation: Soil is what holds everything together. If it’s not strong, your plants won’t be either.

It takes work to keep your soil healthy, and that’s because there’s a lot going on that you aren’t able to see. Did you know a single spoonful of soil contains more microorganisms than there are people on Earth? Soil is a living, breathing part of our planet’s ecosystem – and its microbial activity affects your soil’s pH balance, nutrient levels, texture, and more. Keep a close eye on your soil, and your plants will surely thank you.

Learn more about why healthy soil is beneficial, and get tips for improving the health of your soil (and your garden) by viewing the infographic below!