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What is the Best Soil for Trees and Shrubs?

Although planting trees is great for you and the environment, it can be tricky to make sure your plants are growing healthy and strong. A pivotal part of growing healthy plants is choosing the correct soil, or an enhancement for your soil. A lot of factors go into strong soil. Some soils are nutrient-dense, while others contain very little nutrients. Some soils hold water well, and others drain very quickly. The composition of the soil matters as well. There are dry, wet, thick, and thin soils. Each soil works best for different types of plants. There are so many different kinds of soil from Tri-C Organics to choose from that it can be a little overwhelming for a new gardener. In this article, we’ll cover the best type of soil to use for trees and shrubs as well as products that can help you keep your plants thriving.

The Different Types of Soil

There are many different soil types, and they all have different uses and nutrient levels. As stated in an article by Vasquez Tree Services, the main soil types are sand, clay, chalk, silt, peat, and loam. Sandy soil usually has a low amount of nutrients and drains reasonably quickly. This is great for plants that thrive in a dry environment. Clay sand is thick and more compacted, making it a slow-draining soil. This soil holds a large number of nutrients and is best for plants that need a large amount of water. Chalk soil drains well, but it is not very nutrient-dense. Silt and peat soils are not best for trees or shrubs and require a combination of soils. Out of these soil types, the best one to use for trees and shrubs is no doubt loam soil.

What is Loam Soil?

Loam soil has been used by gardeners for years to grow different kinds of plants. Loam soil is made up of a combination of sand, silt, and clay. This combination offers the best nutritional benefits for your plants. Because of the composition of loam soil, it retains water just long enough for your plants to absorb the amount that they need. The soil also is great at retaining and delivering the nutrients that your plants need. Loam soil is the most fertile soil option out there. It can also be made by combining sand, silt, and clay soils.

Pros of Using Loam Soil for Your Trees and Shrubs

There are many pros to using loam soil for your planting needs. First off, the soil holds water well while also draining at the perfect rate. This is the perfect medium for a healthy plant. Loam soil is full of nutrients. You can grow almost any plant using loam soil, making it an all-in-one soil. The composition of the soil allows for good airflow. Loam soil can also easily be made at home by combining three main ingredients.

Cons of Using Loam Soil for Your Trees and Shrubs

Since loam soil is such high quality, it is a little bit more expensive than other soils. Loam soil may be more prone to drying out than other soils. Loam soil is highly absorbent, and it may be difficult to work with for an inexperienced gardener.

Tri-C Products to Help You Grow Trees and Shrubs

Tri-C Organics offers a wide range of products to help keep plants thriving. Tri-C MYCO PAKS include fungi that can be placed around roots to help your trees grow strong. These MYCO PAKS can be used with almost any plant. Tri-C Organics also offers MYCO TABS for easy access to fungi nutrients and can also be applied around the roots of your tree. MYCO TABS come in a large barrel and are available in packs of 40, 100, 250, or 1000. Another product in the MYCO collection is MYCO Revival Plus, which is an all-in-one revival kit to keep your plants healthy. MYCO Revival Plus offers the perfect blend to keep your plant’s nutrient and water intake at optimum levels. Tri-C Organics also offers humate and humate blend products. These are soil conditioners meant to make your soil more habitable.

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