The weather is warmer and the fear of frost is fading. It's time to get digging.
Local gardeners mean that quite literally. The first step to building or maintaining a thriving garden is to pay attention to the soil, says gardening enthusiast Eileen East, who is also a Master Gardener with the Penn State Cooperative Extension.
The dirt that we use to grow our vegetables, flowers, and lawns is so important that the United Nations and the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils.
Prepping the ground: Know what you have