Get some early color in your planters. Now is the time to plant pansies and primroses! In this GrangeKnows article, we’ll provide information regarding each flower’s specific planting needs.
Primroses and pansies provide a dash of color and warmth to any environment. To keep them healthy, it is important to provide a nutrient rich and well-draining soil compost to increase and promote healthy flowers. We recommend G&B Purely Compost for all soil types. This organic compost improves soil environment and is the ideal topdressing to apply for increasing plant vitality.
WHY DOES COMPOST PREPARE THE SOIL FOR SUCCESSFUL FLOWER GROWTH?
Providing G&B Purely Compost around your newly planted flowers not only keeps them healthy, but gives a nice look to landscaping and reduces maintenance as well. G&B Purely Compost has ingredients including: tomato skins, almond shells, rice straw and hulls, bark fines, composted dairy manure, composted chicken manure and seabird guano. Compost helps to lessen moisture-loss from evaporation, keeps the soil well aerated, and reduces water runoff and soil erosion. Compost shields against rainwater splashing fungi from the soil onto the plant, which can result in increased likelihood of soil-borne diseases. Furthermore, it creates a more stable environment for increased populations of earthworms and soil microorganisms.
Compost returns valuable nutrients to the soil, which maintains ground quality and fertility. Essentially compost acts as a mild, slow release natural fertilizer, improving plant growth without burning plants, like traditional chemical fertilizers. Compost is generally more economical in comparison to other soil amendments and microbe boosters; however, it works similarly by dramatically increasing natural nutrients in the soil.
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