A good basis for every plant is a good soil product. Use potting soil for plants in a pot. This can be potting soil for houseplants or potting soil for garden plants. Garden soil is mainly used to raise the garden or when laying out gardens.
Potting soil consists of a mixture of different natural raw materials. The basis of potting soil is peat or coconut which is mixed with tree bark, coconut, compost, fertiliser and lime. This combination of raw materials works ideal for plants in flower pots or planters. You can use the potting soil for your indoor plants as well as for your outdoor garden plants. The best potting soil ensures that air and water are retained properly so that the plant can grow well. In potting soil there is already food for the plant for the first few months. On the packaging you can see how many months this is and then it is wise to add a certain fertiliser for optimal flowering!
- Always provide a pot with one or more holes at the bottom so that the water can run away. Add hydro granules at the bottom of the pot so that the potting soil can’t close the holes.
Garden soil consists of a mixture of garden peat, black peat and compost. Use garden soil to raise the soil in the garden or to supplement it. This is very suitable for replenishing the soil in your garden. If you want to replenish the garden with fresh garden soil, first loosen the old garden soil a bit, so that it can mix well. By improving the composition of garden soil, you fertilise the soil of your garden.
- Garden soil is often slightly cheaper than potting soil, but do not use garden soil in your flower pots or planters. Garden soil is much heavier and not light enough for a pot.
Please ask the staff in our Frosts Garden Centres for more information and advice about soil. Our garden centres are located in Woburn Sands, Willington, Millets Farm and Brampton. We hope to see you soon!