What’s So Special About this Dirt?!
Nutrients – Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium
Or, NPK! BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil offers a well balanced mixture of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. While these nutrients are not the only nutrients needed to make a rich soil – for instance trace minerals such as zinc, calcium, molybdenum and magnesium all contribute to healthy plants and lawns – nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium certainly are the main three most important ones.
Nitrogen deals with the health of plant leaves and stems and how well they grow. Plants quickly absorb it, which is good because nitrogen is water soluble, meaning it is easily diluted from the soil composition. But don’t think that means higher levels of nitrogen is better. Too much nitrogen will result in an overgrowth of foliage but at the cost of your blooms.
Balanced Acid and Alkaline Ratios – pH levels 6 to 7
It doesn’t matter how well mixed your topsoil is in its NPK measurements if it does not have the right pH level. The pH level determines the solubility of your soil’s nutrients. It is the means to measure the levels of acidity and alkalinity in a mixture. While there are some plants and flowers that thrive in more acidic environments or more alkaline environment, the majority of plants and flowers grow best and last the longest in a neutral environment.
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The pH scale is a range from 0 to 14, zero being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline. So a neutral pH level would be 7. Soils ideal for the majority of flowers, plants, vegetables and grass have a pH level between 5.5 and 7.5. If your soil’s pH level goes too far either way on the spectrum, it will prevent nutrients like NPK from dissolving into the soil, which is needed in order for better absorption by your lawn and garden plants.
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