organic soil

Have you dreamt of having a beautiful and thriving yard or garden? Can you picture having plush green grass and flourishing flowers? Well, this all starts from the ground up! Using organic soil sets your outdoor space up for success. Proper ground preparation with organic topsoil will make all the difference in your landscaping projects.

What’s Organic Soil?

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Organic soil is made up of organic matter and living organisms and is commonly known as living soil. This type of soil is composed of weathered rock, water, air, and other plant matter. There are many benefits to choosing organic soil when completing your lawn maintenance project versus the non-organic options. 

What Are The Benefits Of Organic Soil?

Added Nutrients

The organic matter that is found in this type of soil can serve as a reservoir for nutrients and minerals. Using organic solutions allows for an increase in nutrient supply and the release of nitrogen, phosphorus pentoxides, and sulphurs. The organisms that live in the soil and the plants that grow in the soil need these nutrients to be able to grow.

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Balancing It Out

It’s always important to test your soil’s pH level since having the correct PH level determines the availability of essential plant nutrients. This is important for healthy plant growth. If the soil is too acidic it can hinder a plant’s roots from accessing the much-needed nutrients. The PH level can be the most telling factor if the soil will help to produce strong and healthy plants and grass. With organic soil, you will be using soil that has been tested to ensure that it has the average pH level recommended to allow plants to absorb its nutrients.

Protecting Measures

Organic soil, due to its living matter, can reduce the impact of pesticides. Organic matter in the soil can help prevent pesticide toxins from leaching into the groundwater and becoming harmful to plants, animals and insects. This is accomplished because the organic particles in organic soils have the ability to hold water, dilute the pesticides, and provide binding qualities to the toxins to minimize their effects.

Keep It Aerated 

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Aerated soil allows for all living creatures beneath the soil to “breathe” which is an important source of nitrogen for plants. Living creatures such as fungi, earthworms, and insects benefit from this oxygen. Organic matter can make the soil more breathable and provide an absorbent layer that will prevent dry and sand-like soil. It is highly recommended that soil be tilled frequently during drier conditions to allow nutrients to be revitalized.

Retaining Water

Did you know that healthy soil contains 25% water? By using organic solutions, you can create a sponge-like atmosphere that provides a healthy balance of organic particles. This type of soil can help to retain moisture for use during times of drought. 

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More Environmentally Friendly

It can be argued that one of the most significant benefits of organic topsoil is the fact that it is an eco-friendly option. Unlike other soil, this non-synthetic option is chemical-free. This all-natural soil will help revitalize your gardens and yards without harming the environment. 

Get The Best Yard Possible!

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Give your yard a chance to flourish with the use of organic soil. By using organic matter-filled soil, you will dramatically improve your soil quality and overall plant and grass health. Putting a layer of organic topsoil can give your yard and garden a new life for years to come.

At Lavington Turf Farms, we provide only the highest quality local, organic soil to allow you to have a healthy and environmentally friendly yard. We also provide sod and turf services for those looking to give a whole new life to their yard. We provide pick up at our farm or delivery that services Okanagan (including Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton, Osoyoos, Sorrento, Salmon Arm), Thompson Okanagan (Kamloops), BC Interior, and to the US border. 

Contact us directly by phone at (1-250-549-2967)  with any questions about our soil and your lawn care needs or fill out our contact form on our website. You can learn more about us here too. 

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