by High Country Gardens

Healthy soil.

Great gardens start with great soil!
Good soil preparation is essential to successful gardening. Healthy, living soil should have good tilth, nutrient content and a viable population of beneficial microorganisms. We recommend using natural and organic ingredients to prepare the soil and maintain soil fertility. It is always a good idea to have a soil test to identify your soil type (sandy, loam, silt, clay etc.) and find out your soil pH.

When Planting into Existing Flower Beds

Use small amounts of each amendment listed below in individual planting holes.

When Preparing New Flower Beds or Digging Individual Holes into un-amended soil

The following soil amendments should be added to loosen the soil and add nutrients. Loosen and work in the amendments to a depth of 12”.

• Planters II trace mineral fertilizer
Use 2 lbs. Planters II trace mineral fertilizerper 100 sq. ft. of bed area or a small amount (a tablespoon) in each planting hole. This natural product boosts the trace mineral levels in the soil and creates healthy microbial populations in the soil.

• Yum Yum Mix®
Use Yum Yum Mix® at the rate of 4 lbs. per 100 sq. ft. of bed area or a handful in each planting hole. This organic fertilizer adds a complete spectrum of nutrients to the soil. Organic fertilizers feed the soil micro-organisms that digest the ingredients and release available nutrients to plant roots.

• Compost
Add good quality, thoroughly rotted compost to the soil at the rate of 1⁄2 to 1 cu. yd. per 100 sq. ft. of bed area or a generous handful to each planting hole. Some compost is more concentrated than others and should be used according to the label’s directions.

• Plant Success
Plant Success is a soil drench with a variety of beneficial mycorrhizal fungi, bacterial species and biostimulants. The mycorrhizal fungi and trichoderma expands within surrounding soil and increase root’s ability to absorb water and nutrients. This is essential when planting into disturbed, compacted soils (yards in subdivisions or building sites). Plant Success is very beneficial for xeric native and adapted xeric plants. For best results spread onto the soil surface after planting. (See label directions for how much to use).

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