Prepping Soil For Planting

The sun is (finally!) shining. You feel inspired to get out start tackling those yard projects. You spent the winter prioritizing and planning. Now it’s time to take care of a project or two!

Before you got out and get new plants for your yard, you want to make sure the soil is primed and ready to go so your plants can thrive!

Know Your Plants

If you’re not sure where to start, start by learning about the plants you want to plant in your yard. Different plants have different needs. For example, some plants do well in soils within a specific pH level. Other plants will do well in clay soil (the kind that’s very common in Oregon), and others do well in sandy soils.

Know Your Soil

If you know what your plants like, you can check your soil to make sure the pH levels are just right. If you want to have your soil professionally tested, you can go to A&L Western Labs in Beaverton. Most tests run about $35, the basic test is $18.

Plants Need Good Nutrition, Too!

Now that you know what your plants need and what your soil is like, it’s time to amend your soil. Best Buy In Town offers several types of compost that will give your soil the right amount of nutrients specifically for your plants.

Best Buy In Town Landscape Supply offers several types of compost to suit whatever your needs may be.

  • Garden Compost -This certified organic compost is made from yard debris, leaves and branches. This affordable soil amendment isn’t the most powerful amendment, but it will still give your soil an added boost.
  • Organic Chicken Manure – Conveniently available in pellet form in 40 pound bags, this certified organic compost is rich in nutrients and is great for fruit, gardens, lawns, vegetables and much more.
  • Mushroom Compost – We have created a unique soil amendment that is made from chicken manure, alfalfa seed screenings, lime, wheat straw and gypsum that is organic and a great soil amendment.
  • Power Mulch – If your soil needs nitrogen, this cow-manure based compost is perfect.

If you’re not sure what kind of compost is best for your soil, give Best Buy In Town a call today. Our staff is ready to answer your questions and help you make your yard look amazing.