Black Forest is an organic soil builder for roses, shrubs, trees and lawns. A blend of all natural ingredients including sphagnum peat moss, composted hen manure, composted shellfish and dark bark. It is also pH adjusted with lime as needed. A dark, rich soil conditioner designed for planting trees and shrubs. The combination of compost and old bark helps aerate compacted soil and improves drainage.
Coast of Maine
Vermiculite holds water and fertilizer in the potting mix. It also contains calcium and magnesium, and has a near-neutral pH. Vermiculite comes in different grades. Medium grade is usually used for starting seeds. A coarse grade can be used in soil mix for older plants.
Perlite is a volcanic rock that has been heated and expanded to become a lightweight, white material. Perlite is sterile and pH-neutral. When added to a soil mix, perlite can improve air space and water drainage. It is a hard material that does not break apart easily. Perlite pieces create tiny air tunnels, that allow water and air to flow freely to the roots. Perlite will hold from 3 to 4 times its weight in water, yet will not become soggy. Perlite can be used instead of sand to reduce the soil mix weight.
Canadian Spaghnum Peat Moss
Peat moss is a very stable source of organic material that holds a great deal of water and air and does not decompose quickly. Peat moss is quite acidic (pH 3.5-4.0); limestone is added to the mix to balance the pH. Hyde Park, a Younger, lighter colored peat moss does a better job of providing air space than does older, darker peats that have few large pores for air space.
- New spring plants arriving daily!
- Annuals and Perennials? What’s the difference?
- Easter Plants available in Mid April!
- Welcome to the new pvnpaxton.com!
- Dyed Mulch- Why We Don’t Sell It
- Hydrangeas, Tulips, and Easter Lilies
- Order your Custom Wreaths and Pick out your Christmas Tree!
- Planting Season is Here!
- Open for Season! 4/7/2014
- Best Garden Center!