Find out when and where you use which soil in the garden
When it comes to gardening and growing, being “down to earth” isn’t just a compliment – it’s a necessity. We all know that healthy gardens start with healthy soil, but different plants have different needs.
Do you know which bag of soil to choose given the wide variety available at your local garden center? Don’t worry – we have a few simple tips to help you improve your “land value” the next time you invest time and money in your garden.
When planting a seed, use Profi Mix germination.
This lightly blended, soil-free blend has been carefully formulated for optimal seed germination. Fill your bowls with this delicate mixture, sow your seeds and watch them grow.
When planting seedlings out, use Seedling mixture.
Transplant seedlings from the germination mixture directly into the seedling mixture for cavity dishes, flower boxes or flower boxes. This ensures that you are growing healthy and resilient grafts with strong root systems.
If you are planting lawn, use compost.
Dig compost in your existing yard to enrich the soil before creating instant lawns or sowing grass seeds of your choice.
If you’re feeding an existing lawn, use Fertilize the lawn.
This is usually done in spring. Scarify your lawn and apply a layer of organic lawn fertilizer to turn your dull grass into a lush green meadow.
If you adjust the soil content, use Topsoil.
A good quality topsoil is best for filling holes in your lawn or adding height to flower beds. It can also be used in large raised beds mixed with compost to create better growing conditions.
If you are planting in a container, use Profi mixed potting soil.
This is the “just right” soil in the garden world. It will fit most plants, so fill your pots and plant right away. Potting soil has added fertilizer and the right amount of raw material to maintain the ideal water retention / drainage balance and retain enough water to keep your plants healthy.
When planting new plants in the garden, use Mix compost or landscaper.
Use either compost mixed with existing garden soil or landscaping mix – a ready-made soil / compost mix. Both contain organic materials and add beneficial microbes, micronutrients, and macronutrients to your soil.
If you are planting acid-loving plants like fynbos, azaleas, camellias, and hydrangeas, use acidic compost.
Before planting out acid-loving plants, be sure to mix acidic compost into your garden soil. Use this combination for acid-loving potted plants as well. For seasonal feeding, simply mix acidic compost into the top layer of soil around the plants and water well.
If you are planting vegetables, use Compost.
Vegetables require large amounts of nutrient-rich soil to produce healthy edibles. Mix a generous amount of compost into your vegetable patch every year. Consider adding a little kraal manure and vermicompost to produce an award-winning crop.
When repotting your beloved orchid, use Mix orchid.
This usually happens every one to two years after flowering. Remove the plant, beat out the old mixture and cut off any dead roots. Then transplant directly into orchid mix that contains organic fertilizers to nourish the annual bloom and charcoal to maintain a moist but healthy root environment.
If you are planting succulents, use juicy mixture.
Succulents need a well-drained medium to thrive. Plant your aloes, crasulas, and other succulents directly into this mixture for the best results. Remember to get plenty of sunlight and not too much water.
When planting herbs, use Herbal mixture.
Whether you are planting herbs in pots, containers or boxes, this is your first choice. Plant seedlings directly in filled containers. The extra fertilizer in the herbal mixture will allow your herbs to thrive for at least three months before you need to supplement with liquid fertilizer.
If you are planting bonsai, use Bonsai mix.
Due to the lack of space and nutrients, bonsais have to be repotted relatively regularly. Do this before the growing season and use bonsai mix to provide your tree with essential nutrients while also providing adequate drainage. After three months start the liquid fertilization or fill up with a slow release fertilizer.
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