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Which Topsoil Blend Should You Use?

2021-06-01T20:34:25.951Z

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Topsoil, also known as potting soil, garden soil, potting mix, or plant soil, is ideal for encouraging healthy plant growth. With many varieties of topsoil, it can sometimes be difficult to choose one that best suits your needs. At Less Mess, we offer 3 different types of topsoil; Premium Garden Blend, Top Dressing Blend, and Ultra Blooming Blend all of which come in a convenient, resealable 1-cubic yard bag.

Before we dive into the topsoil Less Mess offers, let’s start by learning the differences between soil and topsoil. Understanding the definition of these two will help you figure out the best product for your needs and ultimately help you reach your gardening and landscaping goals!

What is Soil?

Soil is a material made up of five ingredients: soil organic manner, minerals, living organisms, gas, and water. The soil organic manners are then divided into clay, sand, and silt. Soil has many different layers starting with what you see on the ground, humus (see definition below). One layer right underneath is topsoil, followed by the subsoil layer, and then rock. When looking for the best layer of soil for your gardening project, you want topsoil as it has the most nutrients to promote plant growth.

What is Humus?

Humus is a fully decomposed organic manner that has reached the point when it will not break down any further. It is also referred to as mature compost and is an excellent source of nutrients in microbes, which increases healthy microbial activity in the garden to stimulate plant life.

What is Topsoil?

Topsoil is the uppermost layer of soil. It is the most nutrient-rich soil variety because of its high concentration of organic matter and microorganisms. Topsoil is one of the most basic ingredients in a healthy and productive garden.   

Read more to see what Less Mess topsoil is best for your home gardening project!

 

PREMIUM GARDEN BLEND

Our Premium Garden Blend is an expertly blended gardening mix designed for maximum growth potential. It’s an excellent multi-purpose soil for outdoor growing and is high in organic and compost content as well as rich in nutrients. You can use it for new gardens, revitalizing old gardens, trees, perennials, annuals, flowering plants, shrubs, vegetables, and more!  

Did you know: Sticks and twigs are in your soil for a reason! This is because they decompose over time helping fertilize your garden over the course of the year. This will help fuel the microbial activity in your garden that in turn, slowly releases nutrients to help with growth!

 

TOP DRESSING BLEND

The second type of topsoil Less Mess offers is crafted to improve the overall look and condition of your lawn. It’s perfect for restoring your current lawn or growing new lawns from sod or seed. For the grass to germinate, it is important that the seeds are raked into your lawn and it they are watered frequently. This is the perfect mix for a more level, greener, and overall healthier lawn. It is also blended and screened multiple times for optimal results and is just like the others, is ready to use straight from the bag!

 

ULTRA BLOOMING BLEND

If you’re looking to maximize your root growth, look no further! Our third topsoil blend, Ultra Blooming Blend, is made in smaller batches with higher quality control and is an ultra-premium soil blend mix of compost, aged bark, peat, coconut coir, and sand. It is also pH balanced and retains moisture during all kinds of weather conditions. This specialized soil blend supports seedlings from an early stage, giving them a boost right from the start.

The coconut coir helps to retain moisture in the soil and the aged bark provides nutrients as it decomposes. You can use this topsoil blend to start and support a vegetable garden or around trees and shrubs. Its added fertilizer encourages seedling growth like no other!

 

Still have questions on what topsoil blend is right for you? Less Mess™ Enviro Bag is built on the expertise of Earthco Soil mixtures Inc. – a leader in the horticulture industry. Our experts will be happy to help you decide what would be best for your project. You can contact us by calling toll-free 1-833-955-9595 or local 416-789-4749. You can also email us at orderdesk@lessmess.ca. Happy gardening!