There are many ways animals help make soil. There are small bugs like ants and larger rodents like moles that all work together to do their part to make soil rich and plentiful for the environment.
Today we’re going to talk more about how animals make soil to help you better understand how wildlife helps with our planet. You’ll first need to understand that soil is a living, dynamic resource that many animals rely on.
You’ll probably see earthworms in the soil near your home. These little creatures help create air pockets where rainwater can stay and help hydrate the soil.
Ants are also lively creatures who live in the soil and help make chambers like living kitchens under the soil that help keep the soil aerated and healthy.
Handling Organic Material
Most soil animals help aid in a few different aspects of soil health. For instance, animals that live in soil tend to help organic material and nutrients stay strong in the soil so that we can use soil for vegetation or the trees in the forests can grow healthy.
Controlling Bacteria and Bad Growth
Soil animals help keep the soil fresh and free of pathogens that could cause bacteria growth or similar negative growth in our soil thus impacting the entire human race. Bad soil that’s full of pathogens or bacteria will start to slowly kill off our vegetation and animals on the planet.
Mixing Organic Material
Another way animals help make soil is by mixing organic material around. Whether it’s the earthworms, ants, or rodents, the soil is mixed together with the organic material by all of the animals that dig or burrow into the soil.
Large and small creatures depend on the soil as much as we do for our food consumption. Being sure to protect the soil in your yard and grow plants in the backyard are just a couple of options to help ensure that you’re doing your part to help keep our planet healthier.
Overall the animals in the wild help keep our soil healthy, nutrient-rich, and aerated so that we can enjoy planting trees, shrubs, and veggies for our homes and wildlife. Whether you’re looking to learn more about soil and the animals that help make nutrient-rich soil or just want to try to be more eco-friendly by managing soil naturally for plant growth, we hope that our tips helped you in the next chapter of your education or growing with soil.