CHECK YOUR SOIL TYPE
Be weed vigilant. They steal water and nutrients from your plants.
Water on sandy soil drains away quickly, taking nutrients with it, so you need to water and replenish nutrients more often. Clay soil, which is high in nutrients, retains moisture for longer periods. In heavy clay soil, the water may lie in the soil’s air pockets for weeks and this can kill plants, especially those that don’t like wet feet. So the water has been wasted. In both cases, dig organic matter into the top 15cm of your soil. This increases the water-holding capacity of your sandy soil and improves clay’s drainage and aeration.