Container potting soils are produced specifically for planters
Specialty container potting soils have been developed to ensure the best chance of success for your container garden. There are many products available to improve your potting soil for your garden planters. If you have self watering planters, be sure to try the container soil designed specifically for their requirements. You’ll be very pleased with the results!
Container gardens have different requirements than garden beds—extra watering washes out many nutrients and direct sunlight can overheat plant roots. Soil mixes designed especially for planters often contain additives to increase moisture absorption and retention. These mixes also often contain slow-release fertilizers to replace much-needed nutrients that are lost in the extra watering that most planters require. If you’re interested in sustainability, be sure to check out the new organic potting soils.
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