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A Guide to Soils and Amendments


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A Guide to Soils and Amendments
Composts and Amendments
Earth Essentials Top Soil (1 ft³) – 100% Organic. Chicken manure composted with wood by-products and Top Soil. Ideal for lawns, vegetable gardens, and flower beds. Use for filling low spots in the landscape and the lawn.
Earth Essentials Sheep, Peat and Compost (1 ft³) – 100% Organic. Sheep Manure composted with wood by-products, Sphagnum Peat Moss and Chicken Manure. Great for flower beds, lawns, vegetable gardens and shrub & tree plantings.
Nature’s Yield Compost (1.5 ft³) – 100% Organic. Chicken Manure composted with wood by-products and Sphagnum Peat Moss. Great for flowers, vegetable gardens, trees, shrubs and seeding lawns.
Happy Frog Soil Conditioner (1.5 ft³) – Aged Forest products, Earthworm castings, Bat guano, Oyster shell and Dolomite lime. Contains Mycorrhizae. Ideal for flowers, vegetables, trees, and shrubs in raised beds and in-ground.

Potting Soils & Mixes
Fertilome Ultimate Potting Mix – Sphagnum Peat Moss, Perlite, Dolomitic Limestone, Calcitic Limestone, Starter Nutrient Change, and Wetting Agent. Ideal for growing houseplants, flowers, and vegetables in containers. Also great for seeds and cuttings.
Happy Frog Potting Soil (2 ft³) – Composted Forest Humus, Sphagnum Peat Moss, Perlite, Earthworm Castings, Bat Guano, Humic Acid, Oyster Shell and Dolomite Lime. Designed for container gardening. Nutrient-rich growing media amended with soil microbes. Great for flowers, vegetables and shrubs & trees grown in containers.
Coco-Loco Coconut Coir Potting Mix (2 ft³) – Aged Forest products, Coco coir, Perlite, Earthworm castings, Bat guano, Kelp meal, Oyster shell and Dolomite lime. Contains Mycorrhizae. Great option for vegetables and flowers in containers.

Benefits of using quality soil mediums and amendments:

• Increased root and top growth.
• Improves soil structure.
• Increases the fertility of the soil.
• Nutrients are more available to your plants.
• Improves drainage.
• Increases the moisture holding capacity.
• Less shock and quicker adaptation.
• Established root growth sooner.

Raised Bed Recipes: Amounts based on 4x4x1 raised bed.
Option 1 – (8) EE Top Soil + (8) EE Sheep, Peat and Compost
Option 2 – (8) EE Top Soil + (5) NY Compost + (1 ft³) Peat Moss or Potting Mix
Option 3 – (9) EE Top Soil + (5) HF Soil Conditioner

IN-GROUND PLANTINGS: Use 30% Compost mixed with 70% native soil taken from hole at time of planting.

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