Number One Garden Mix
All the best stuff in one mix.
(1-1-1) Topsoil, Sand, and Compost Mix. This product is a very fine and silky-like product that is excellent for areas that are in need of more water retention. Sand added to garden mixes increases the retention by acting as a sponge that soaks up the water added to the soil, while the compost mix increases the fertility of the soil and loads the soil with a vast amount of nutrients increasing crop/vegetation health. Please take note that the screened topsoil used in this mix is a 100% natural product meaning it is not weed-free garden soil.
A soil analysis is regularly used in agriculture. It's a simple way of getting an overview of the soil quality.
What you get.
- Client information
- Date the sample was received
- Nutrient Analysis
- Soil quality
- Fertilizer recommendations
- Measurements of the nutrients (ppm)
- Nutrients are given a grade of one of the following | Excess | Adequate | Marginal | Deficient |.
- Deficient soils will likely see the most improvement in yield by adding the specific nutrient.
- Organic matter - Darker soils have more (that's a good thing).
- CEC (cation exchange capacity) is the ability of soil to hold positively charged nutrients | Calcium | Magnesium | Potassium | Sodium | Hydrogen | Aluminum | Organic matter is high in CEC
- Soil Texture - a combination of | Sand | Silt | Clay | the soil texture effects water holding capacity. A higher capacity requires less watering.
- Salinity refers to salt levels. High levels can hinder plant growth.
- pH - | Acidic | Neutral | Alkaline | the closer to neutral the easier for plants to absorb nutrients.
- Based on seasonal rainfall.
- Recommended steps for a good yield of crops.
- Not always cost-effective solutions.
As the topsoil used in this mix is a natural product, there may be traces of weed seeds within and it is not a guaranteed weed-free product. Although the topsoil is screened, weed seeds cannot be removed in the screening process along with other unwanted ingredients.