How do I improve the quality of my soil?
Before looking to improve the quality of your soil, it is important to identify which soil type you are working with. Our previous blog will help you achieve this as it gives a quick guide to soil types ranging from clay, sandy, silty, chalky and loamy conditions. It’s also vital that you know what hedging plant species are tolerant to different soil conditions as certain species are suited to dry soils whereas certain species thrive in wet soils.
It’s important to make sure your soil is of a decent quality in order for the roots of your hedging plants to strongly establish. We provide high quality top soil to ensure plants get their best start to establishment, as plants require a certain amount of nutrients in order to thrive and all plants look for these nutrients in the first 5-20 cm (2-8 inches) of the soil, hence the name Topsoil! Following this, improvements to the plants themselves alongside soil improvements will increase their development and give you a healthy hedge. This is why we recommend using Rootgrow, Bonemeal and Seaweed which you can find in our Planting Essentials section. If you are unfamiliar with these planting essentials, we’ve created an instructional video on how to prepare and plant with Rootgrow.
For any further planting information you may need, take a look at our Planting Advice section or head over to our YouTube channel where you can find numerous videos of helpful, easy to follow guides suited to answer any planting query you may have.