Soil improvement is a continual process. It takes many years to build a productive garden soil. If a soil has too much sand or too much clay the solution to both is the same -- to add organic material. Routine applications of organic matter should be considered an essential component of gardening and soil management. Organic matter improves the water and nutrient holding capacity of coarse-textured sandy soil. In a fine-textured clayey soil, the organic matter glues the tiny clay particles into larger chunks or aggregates creating large pore space. This improves water infiltration and drainage, air infiltration (often the most limiting aspect of plant growth), and allows for deeper rooting depths (allowing the plant to tap a larger supply of water and nutrients. Our organic soil amendment starts from bark fines aged over several years causing it to decompose which breaks it down giving it that rich dark color. We then run it through a ¼" screening process resulting in an outstanding addition to any soil.
• Tilled or mixed into mineral soil it makes an outstanding soil for new lawns eliminating the need to bring in expensive top soil.
We take our organic soil amendment and mix in 25% of Barr-Tech compost which creates a nutrient rich soil that works well to improve soil structure in lawns and makes an outstanding planting soil.
Below is a video showing the application of our Lawn and Garden mix to be either seeded upon or used for a base for sod.
Compost works by restoring organic matter to the soil. Organic matter improves soil structure, helping to develop strong, healthy root systems. It protects against water and wind erosion; its dark texture absorbs heat, reducing evaporation, holding moisture and reducing watering. It adds billions of beneficial microbes that feed nutrients to your plants, all while buffering the pH balance of your soil.