Why use Organic Soil?
So now you know what organic soil is, but what are the benefits to using it? There are quite a lot actually. The most obvious one is the environmentally friendly aspect of it. Using organic soil is using a soil that is made up of all natural ingredients. Simply put, it is putting soil made from the environment, back into the environment. That creates soil sustainability that over time continues to further enrich your soil. What does that mean for you? More lush, healthier plants, fruits and vegetables that are safe for you and your family and safe for the environment.
Organic soils can also save you time and money. Adding organic material to native soil helps contribute to the balance of drainage and retention of water. In most cases organic material helps keep water in the soil longer than synthetic soils. This means that what you are growing will have better access to the water it needs and that translates to less frequent watering.
Organic soils can help your plants resist pests and disease, avoiding the need to use chemicals and pesticides. Because organic soil is composed of nutrient and mineral rich elements, your plants will grow stronger cell wells, giving them added layers of protection from pests and disease. This eliminates the need to buy chemical heavy pesticides that introduce synthetic elements to your plants. The nutrients in organic soils also provide a natural protection making plants more resistant to diseases. All of this adds up to stronger pest and diseases resistant plants that save you from having to spend more to keep them healthy.
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Depending on your gardening needs and preferences organic soils come in a range of varieties and uses from organic potting soil to lawn soil and garden soil.