Black Garden Soil – Product Spotlight Video

As much as gardening and caring for your lawn are acts of love and creativity, there’s quite a bit of science at play too! Knowing a bit of the science can help you make the best decision when picking what sort of soil you want to use in your gardens and on your lawn. Our Black Garden Soil is specifically engineered to be the perfect growing medium for both your lawn and garden. Check out our Product Spotlight video, and read more about the science behind our soil below!

The first thing to know is that all soils are a combination of mineral soils and organic matter.  

What Are Mineral Soils?

Mineral soils are rocks that have broken down to tiny particles over a long, long period of time. These mineral soils might fall into a number of categories. There’s clay, loam, sand and silt. The soil category they fall in depends on their composition. A given soil sample could also be a combination of a few categories, such as sandy loam or silty clay.

Mineral soil is important because it stabilizes the soil. Loam – which is comprised of sand, silt and clay in just the right proportions – allows for proper drainage, while also maintaining ideal moisture levels. It also allows for airflow, which is important for letting your plants breathe – they need fresh air, just like us.

What is Organic Matter?

The other thing that soils contain is organic matter. This is anything that was once living, but is now decomposing in the soil. Organic matter can be any plant, from a humble blade of grass to a mighty oak tree. Animals and their byproducts are also considered organic matter.

Organic matter is vital for plants to grow and thrive. A big part of that is because with organic matter comes nutrients, and bacteria.  

Black Garden Soil

Probiotics in Your Black Garden Soil

There are more bacteria in a teaspoon of Black Garden Soil than there are people on earth! The word bacteria has some negative connotations, but in this case, they’re beneficial bacteria! Think of the microbes in your soil like the probiotics we need for proper digestive health. 

When they’re in your soil, these microorganisms process the nutrients found there, breaking them down so they’re in a form that plants can absorb. This gives plants the ‘food’ they need to grow healthy and strong.  

The majority of the soil on typical North American properties is comprised of mineral soil – somewhere in the range of 94 to 99 per cent. The other 1 to 6 percent of your soil is made up of organic matter.  

Conversely, about half of BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil is made up of organic matter. We know how important it is to get a good balance of mineral soil and organic matter to create the best growing medium possible for your plants.  

BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil for Your Yard!

You can use BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil for a variety of things! Mix it into your garden’s existing soil bed to improve the quality of your growing medium. You can use it on its own for potted plants, or even spread it on your lawn while overseeding to ensure that your new grass growth will have the best start possible!

Not only does it make sure your plants will grow healthier and heartier, but because it’s so dark and rich, you get a great, uniform look for your flower beds.  

Just as someone who works in the skilled trades field knows the importance of having the right tools for the job, gardeners know the difference a quality soil makes – which is why so many keep coming back year after year for BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil.  

Cameron Shimoda

Garden and Soil Enthusiast