Garden Soil is the choice for when a little more ‘oomph!’ is needed. Specifically developed with customer input, Garden Soil was designed for raised garden beds and other applications where a more organically rich soil is desired. However, there are unlimited useful applications for this mix. Customers are using it for regular planting beds, finish grading under sod, filling in divots, and topdressing just to name a few. Garden Soil is made from a 70/30 blend of Premium Compost and native loam soil. This richer soil blend has increased fertility and water holding capacity.
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Garden Soil is a blend of STA Certified Premium Compost and local native soil. The mix ratio is 70% Premium Compost and 30% native soil by volume, yielding an organic matter content with an average of 8-10% by weight.
Garden Soil is all about the organic matter (OM) content. It is the OM that gives it a very dark brown, espresso roast color. Espresso is also a great analogy for the extra boost of fertility and biology provided by the higher compost percentage. Garden Soil has an average pH of 7.5 and an OM content of around 10% providing a lighter bulk density. Screened to a 1/2″ with a nice sandy loam texture, Garden Soil is very easy to work with.
Garden Soil is a high organic matter soil with uniform consistency and reliable performance. It is screened regularly in small batches to ensure freshness. This well balanced loamy soil is easy to work with, has a near neutral pH and rich fertility. The loam texture and organic matter combine to create a well aggregated soil matrix, promoting ideal moisture holding capacity while the porosity allows for excess moisture to percolate through. This strong soil matrix also promotes deep rooting and resistance to compaction. Garden Soil provides most all plant nutrient and mineral requirements and beneficial soil biology for healthy disease resistance.
Benefits at a Glance
- Organic Matter
- Water Holding Capacity
- Improves Soil Structure and Porosity
Raised garden beds, inground beds, general landscaping, sod and seeding, flowers, vegetables, shrubs, trees, and topdressing.