Healthy soil is the key to healthy plants
Here at Coast of Maine we are proud of the quality and consistency of our compost-based soils. Compost, or, recycled organic matter that is allowed to slowly decompose, is the key to healthy soil. We create our composts with carefully designed and tested recipes which include the very best ingredients sustainably sourced from local farms and pristine ocean waters combined with a rigorous quality control process. And, because we are committed to providing the highest quality organic products, we never use bio-solids, municipal or household waste. Close attention to detail with frequent turning, sampling and testing plus a lengthy aging and curing process produces a dark, rich, compost that helps to build soil and enhance plant growth.
We use all natural ingredients
Our Organic & Natural Planting Soil for Acid-Loving Plants is hand-crafted to meet the needs of crops, shrubs, and flowers that thrive in lower pH soils, (like ferns, azaleas, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, hollies, and blueberries).
Directions for Use
Conditioning & revitalizing soil
Organic & Natural Planting Soil for Acid-Loving Pants is the ideal soil conditioner to improve and revitalize the soil around your azaleas, rhodys and other acid-loving plants. It is naturally lightweight and contains just the right ingredients to grow beautiful blossoms and fruit.
New & Existing garden beds
For new beds, sandy, compacted or clay soil, work a 2“ layer of Organic & Natural Planting Soil for Acid-Loving Plants into the top 4” to 6“ of existing soil before planting. To maintain healthy soils, apply a 2” to 3” layer of our Organic & Natural Planting Soil every year around your existing acid-loving plants. This is best done either in the spring before new foliage emerges, or in the fall after the plants have gone dormant.
When planting acid loving perennials such as rhododendrons, azaleas, ferns, hollies,
hydrangeas, and blueberries, backfill the planting hole with a mix of equal parts of
Acid-Loving Planting Soil and existing garden soil. Do not pack the soil down around the plants, as this eliminates valuable airspace for the roots. Rather, water the plant in to settle the soil, adding more if needed. Water thoroughly and regularly until the plant has established itself.
Feed on the surface of the soil around the dripline of the plant, twice during the growing season with an organic plant food like our Stonington Blend™ Organic Plant Food.
For Moisture Retention, top dress 2″ – 3″ with Coast of Maine Dark Harbor Blend™ or Fundy Blend™ Enriching Mulches. Take care not to cover or bury the stems of perennials by pulling the mulch compost away from the stems and foliage.