Spring is the perfect time to amend your soil.
Better soil equals better root growth and less run-off. Amending your soil promotes higher yields of flowers, vegetables and trees/shrubs.
The following are ideal products to amend your soil.
Many gardeners deal with poor soil conditions because it’s full of clay and rocks—this is where they may choose to grow their plants in raised beds.
The benefits of gardening in raised beds are numerous because you get to choose the soil.
This is where Coast of Maine’s Cast Blend Raised Bed Mix makes the ideal additive.
A blend of compost, peat, biochar, worm castings, dehydrated poultry manure, etc.—it’s OMRI listed (Organic Materials Review Institute).
For building soil, Master Nursery’s Bumper Crop Soil Builder is the ideal solution. It’s a blend of lobster shells, composted manure, worm castings kelp and peat and is fortified with beneficial fungi called mycorrhizae.
Also OMRI listed, this product builds soil, loosens clay and compacted soil, while improving planting texture and aeration. It can also help bind rocky or sandy soils to promote water retention.
Add a two-to-three-inch layer of Bumper Crop, work to a depth of six inches before planting.
For gardens that need invigorating, Coast of Maine’s Lobster Compost promotes healthy plant growth. Derived from cow manure, this amendment is blended with peat and peat humus—making it ideal for vegetable and flower beds.
Spread a one-to-two-inch layer in soil and work to a depth of six inches before planting.
In addition, Coast of Maine’s Cow Manure Compost makes a great all-purpose fertilizer to vegetable and flower gardens.
It’s low in Nitrogen, so it won’t burn plants while providing a good balance of nutrients.
Spread a one-to-two-inch layer and work to a depth of six inches.
Seasons Garden Center is located at 1069 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA.
PHOTO CAP: Rite of spring: amending your soil.