It Starts In The Dirt: Why To Go Organic When It Comes To Buying Soil

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It Starts In The Dirt: Why To Go Organic When It Comes To Buying Soil

22 March 2023
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Whether you're a seasoned gardener or someone who's hoping to grow a green thumb, choosing the right soil is something every gardener will do. While there are many mass-produced commercial soils available for purchase, organic soils are also offered and provide benefits like no other soil can. Here are three benefits to choosing organic soil for your gardening needs.

Perfect Plant Food

Just like growing children, your plants will require nutritious food to help them grow to their fullest potential. Choosing an organic soil for your plants will provide them the essential nutrients and minerals they crave. Going for an organic option will also bring you peace of mind that you're choosing a plant food that is free of harmful and toxic chemicals or pesticides. These added ingredients often found in mass-produced commercial soils can be harmful to both your plants and yourself. Play it safe and go organic, opting for a soil that will bring your garden to life and benefits to your plants' health. 

Pests, Be Gone!

Imagine working in your garden, carefully tending to your plants when you suddenly see the tell-tale signs of a pest infestation. There is truly nothing worse for a gardener to come across. From snails, to beetles and even critters such as raccoons, pests can be a major problem when it comes to the health and safety of your plants. While there are some preventative measures you can take, such as building an enclosure around your plants and regularly checking them, the first step starts in the ground. Using organic soil will help repel pests from even thinking about visiting your plants in the first place and is an excellent way to safeguard them from damage. 

Quality Like No Other

When it comes to going organic, you will notice that using an organic soil is better than other commercial soils when it comes to quality. Organic soil will retain water and air in ways that many other types of soil can't, allowing for the amount that you use each time to go very far. This also makes using organic soil a great investment when it comes to choosing what to use on a regular basis. Remember that while another commercial soil may indeed be a cheaper price, you'll have to use more of it in order to achieve the same results. Even then, the end product of how well your plants thrive will no way compare to the wonderful job that organic soil provides.

Keep these tips in mind when looking to purchase organic soil from a local supplier.