There is a whole world beneath our feet that we probably don’t even think about. Our soil is home to millions of microorganisms that all play a special role in the conditioning of the soil. When chemicals and other contaminants affect our soil this delicate balance can be destroyed and a Soil Remediation Company may be needed to restore the area. Take a look at the Soilfix website to see how this can be achieved.
Let’s have a look at some of the bacteria that naturally live in our soil.
- Actinomycetes – this is similar to fungus and is a single celled organism. They help to decompose organic matter in the soil and are the reason why our soil has a musty earthy smell.
- Algae – green algae sits just below the surface of topsoil and it is the algaes process of photosynthesis that brings oxygen into the soil.
- Protozoa – single celled organisms that are in the top 15cm of soil and are a food source to other soil based organisms. They also help by feeding on pathogens in the soil which helps to fight any diseases that are appearing. They also feed on algae and bacteria so they form a part of the lifecycle of the soil microorganisms.