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Soil is comprised of four major ingredients-inorganic matter, organic matter, water and air arranged in varied proportions related to function within that environment. On average, 45% of soil is made up of solid materials, 25% water, 25% air and 5% organic matter. (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
Green-gardening expert Carol Whitaker shares a few tips for your garden. One of the suggestions is to amend soil with composted manure. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/MCT)