A few things to know about Soil.

July 1, 2020 2:33 pm

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If you don’t have the right soil then you cannot grow the plants you might want. It is really as simple as that. One of the many mistakes that first time gardeners make is not checking to see what type of ground the plant is going into. A classic example of these are those that like ericaceous soil. This is a type of soil that does not contain any lime. Plants like heathers, Azaleas and Rhododendrons look amazing but if your soil is lime based they just wont grow.

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The same is true of lawns. Grass is hardy but it needs some decent soil underneath it to take. If you get it right you’ll soon be needing some Mountfield Parts for your mower so it can tackle it. Go to https://www.diyspareparts.com/parts/mountfield/ to get some now.

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Soil needs to have a good loam. This is its crumbly texture. The crumbler the soil the easier it is for the plants to extend their roots. If your soil is thick and clay like it can inhibit the size of the plant. The best thing is to add nutrients as much as you can. One of the most natural ways is to dig the soil out and fill it with organic matter from a compost heap then cover it over. Just don’t use potato peelings, they will start to grow you some unpleasant spuds.