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Did you know that there’s a specific type of soil for each gardening task? Soils are composed of different ingredient blends ...
to perform different functions. For best results, you need to use the right soil for the right job.
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You work hard and spend a lot of money to create your perfect garden. But did you know that there is a specific type of soil for each gardening paths? Soils are composed of different ingredient plants to perform different functions. For best results, you need to ensure that you're using the right soil for the right job. Let’s take a look.
For all of your gardening projects you want to start with a solid level base. Top soil is perfect for this. Despite its name it doesn’t go on top. With its dense texture and typical low nutrient content, top soil works best as the base of a garden project or for filling in holes. And remember never use top soil around the roots of a plant.
Now that you have a good base you want to add a soil that will support and nurture the roots of your flowers, vegetables, trees and shrubs. Garden soil is great for this because it is rich in nutrients like composted matter, manure and pit. When working with garden soil be sure to mix it at half and half with the existing soil.
Overtime, you want to refresh your soil to replenish the nutrients that get absorb into your plants. To do this I like to work with high quality organic compost. Simply add a layer to the top of the garden and gently mix it into the soil. Now you want to top off your garden with mulch. Mulch helps retain moisture and acts as a blanket that moderates the soil’s temperature. Another great thing about mulch is they inhibit the growth of weeds by blocking their light.
Just before receiving your lawn I recommend breaking in a half inch layer of quality land soil containing a good amount of sphagnum peat moss. This retains moisture to help the grass seed germinate. Also, look for a fertilizer in rich lawn soil to support a lush, green lawn.
And let’s not forget our potted plants they too have their own special soil called potting mix. Because your ecosystem is self-contained you want to make sure you have a quality blend of ingredients. Coconut fiber is an element to look for because it helps retain moisture and promotes strong root growth and better drainage.
So there you have it the dirt on dirt your garden is bound for success when you use the right soil for the right job.