Maintaining Trees and Lawns

Reasons To Invest In Organic Landscaping Soil For Your Planting Needs

by Cherly Wheeler

You are probably familiar with organic food, but have you ever heard about organic soil? A misassumption some gardening newbies have is that the soil that is already in their yard will automatically be suitable for their planting needs since it is organic. But this is incorrect. Unlike soil that has been at the same spot for a while and subsequently accumulates a host of various additives, organic soil is largely carbon-based. What this means is that organic soil naturally contains microorganisms, decaying plants and other natural components, whereas non-organic soil, which you probably have in your yard, will require mulch and other additives to create a suitable environment to grow plants. Before you purchase landscaping soil for your planting needs, consider the following reasons to go organic.

Organic landscaping soil is eco-friendly

A major reason why every homeowner and commercial property owner should plant with organic soil is that this type of soil will not pose any threat to the environment. Non-organic soils may contain compounds that will facilitate plant growth, but they often also comprise contaminants and nutrients that will degrade the environment.  Therefore when you invest in the organic variety, you are not only taking measures to ensure healthy plant growth, but you are proactively protecting the environment too.

Organic landscaping soil promotes hydration

All plants need adequate hydration in order to grow strong and healthy. However, you should take into account that saplings need optimum hydration, neither too much nor too little, to grow. If you want to limit the risk of your saplings drying out, you should definitely invest in organic soil. As mentioned earlier, organic soils comprise decaying plants among other components. As the plants rot, they assist with the retention of moisture in the soil. As a result, the roots of the saplings receive the moisture they require and, in truth, this decreases the risk of the plants dying. It is also worth noting that when you keep utilising organic soil for your plants when they reach maturity, you will not have to water them as arduously as if you would when using non-organic soil.

Organic landscaping soil can supplement your preexisting soil

If you have been planting in your yard and are looking to bolster the health of your preexisting soil, you should purchase organic soil. This type of soil helps with particle balance in soils such as clay and sand. In addition to this, the organic soil will enhance the chemistry of the existing soil to make it more conducive for planting. Contact a supplier of landscaping soil for more information.