What container soil do those big property maintenance firms use ?

ani_t(bellevue, wa)April 21, 2012

They are all over this place eautiful. Containers bursting with color and even some small trees that don't seem to have changed much at all for 3 yrsor so.. What mix are these people using ? I cannot make Al mix for now constrained for time with a young child. But I can buy the stuff these ppl buy... It can't all be bad ...

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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

If you're talking about big commercial growers, I think they usually make their own mixes from pine bark compost, peat and maybe perlite. I've read quite a number of studies of container growing in the nursery trade and noticed how often the mixes they use are bark based. My two favorite garden centers use mixes that are a lot like Al's 5-1-1. It's cheaper and holds up longer than standard peat based mixes.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 1:30AM
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