If you would like to plant a garden, start off right with great soil. For both beginning and experienced gardeners, soil condition is one of the most integral elements of gardening success. Earthy, loamy, dark, rich-smelling, moist and fertile are adjectives landscape professionals use to describe ideal gardening soil. Whether to practice organic gardening methods or to rely upon chemical products is a major decision in soil management. Weighing the advantages and disadvantages of natural and chemical fertilizers will help you decide which method is appropriate for your garden.