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What container soil do those big property maintenance firms use ?

Posted by ani_t bellevue, wa (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 21, 12 at 21:04

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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RE: What container soil do those big property maintenance firms u

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.


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