When you are planting newly purchased trees, shrubs and bushes, they will be under stress, often referred to as “transplant shock”. One of the best ways to lessen transplant shock is to supply extra water and nutrients into your planting hole or bedding area. Your planting area’s existing soil has probably lost many nutrients over the years. Adding fresh topsoil and compost gives your trees, shrubs or bushes the nutrient boost they are looking to find; loose soil in which they can comfortably spread their roots; and, a good soil structure that facilitates water flow and drainage.
- Landscape Planting Mix
- 50% topsoil and 50% organic compost
The top layer of any soil above the bedrock, topsoil is the most nutrient-rich layer of naturally occurring soil. Good-quality topsoil (aka. black dirt) is a requirement for growing healthy trees, shrubs and bushes.
Topsoil contains organic matter but not as much as your plants will need to grow to their full potential. Our landscape planting mix’s 50-50 ratio provides a perfect balance of topsoil and organic matter (composted plant materials) for growing trees, shrubs and bushes.
- Enriched Topsoil Mix
- 50% topsoil, 50% mushroom compost
If you’re looking to increase the amount of immediately available phosphorus for your fruit- bearing trees, shrubs and bushes, go with this mix. The mushroom compost’s blend of composted straw, composted horse manure and peat provides a higher level of available natural phosphorus for your plants which reaches down to the roots and promotes bloom and fruit development.
All of our Soil Mixes for Trees and Shrubs are available for pickup or delivery. All Tree and Shrub mixes are blended “on demand” by the full cubic yard. Our delivery minimum is 2 cubic yards. Call us at (630) 759-1080 to set up your home delivery.
To learn more about our Soil Blends for trees and shrubs, visit our Soil Mix Supply website.