At the heart (or… under the surface?) of each lawn is the soil upon which it grows. The health, quality and the color of your new lawn depends on the type of soil you use.
Gro-Max® soil is a giant step above Triple Mix. Not only it contains peat, compost and topsoil, it also contains aged bark and sand.
The presence of aged bark and sand in Gro-Max® Premium Garden Soil creates an optimal PH Soil balance for Sodding. Over time, its superior water holding capacity will provide roots with continuous nutrition. Finally, this soil’s superior air porosity will continue to let much needed Oxygen below the service over a very long period of time
The nurturing abilities of Gro-Max Soil stimulate hyperactive grass roots development – the kind that enable you to sustain a thick, weed free, disease & drought resistant lawn.
- Ultimate Soil PH balance – creating a nourishing and nurturing environment for grass roots development.
- Superior Moisture Management – draining through excess moisture while retaining enough to sustain for long dry periods.
- Air Porosity – prevents compaction, Oxygenates, and assures unrestricted root growth environment.
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Alternative (lower cost and quality) soils :
Top Soil for Sodding
This is the most basic soil type available. As you can infer from its name, it comes from the top layer of the surface. As such, it is rich in microorganisms and organic matter. It is usually the most economical option, and although things will grow in it – you will need a lot of supplements, nutrients and fertilizers to get good results. Among all options that are available to you, this is the poorest kind of soil to be used for sodding. It will compact quickly, it will not hold moisture very well, and all its nutrients will quickly wash away (and that’s when soil becomes clay).
Triple Mix for Sodding
This is a much higher quality growth medium, as it contains three equal parts of topsoil, peat and compost.
Peat is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation matter, and it plays a crucial role in water retention – on one hand it holds the moisture in the soil even when dry, and on the other it prevents excess moisture (which can kill the grass roots).
Compost – this is a combination of decomposed plants and animal materials. As such, it is very high in nutrients and minerals. Things growing in compost-rich soil have everything they need (mineral wise) to develop a strong and healthy root system. It dries very quickly, and as such must be balanced with peat.