Healthy soil is the key to healthy plants
The key to successful growing is soil quality. Healthy soil that is rich in organic material means healthy, disease resistant plants that require less watering and feeding.
Organic material is naturally recycled plant and animal matter that has been allowed to decompose slowly and return to the soil. In a word, COMPOST! The finest compost-based soils and mulches combine decomposed marine and plant matter teeming with the naturally occurring micro-organisms all plants need for healthy growth.
Here at Coast of Maine we are proud of the quality of our composts. We start with carefully designed and tested recipes and the very best ingredients. Just as important, we pay close attention to detail throughout the composting process. That means frequent turning, sampling and testing and a lengthy aging and curing process.
Schoodic Blend is a unique, lightweight composted soil designed for maintaining gardens, beds and borders or re-conditioning soils with a history of poor production.
Remember, healthy soil is the key to growing healthy plants.
We use all natural ingredients
Schoodic Blend is a dark, rich soil made entirely from carefully composted farm manure and sphagnum peat moss. Nothing else has been added to provide extra bulk or weight.
Our manures come from several large local farms near our production facilities. These are composted and combined with sphagnum peat moss. The result is a naturally lightweight, easy-to-use soil.
Follow these few, simple steps
Schoodic Blend is the ideal soil conditioner. To recondition poor soil, work 2 inches into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil. To maintain healthy soils and for heavy feeders like roses and most vegetables, 1 inch of Schoodic Blend is sufficient. For normal feeders like herbs and flowering plants, 1/2 inch will do.
Planting trees & shrubs:
Dig a hole as deep and twice as wide as the root ball. Place the plant in the bottom so the stem is centered and the crown slightly above the rim of the hole. If the root ball is burlap wrapped, make sure to cut away the top wrapping to free the stem. Fill in with equal parts of Schoodic Blend and soil, tamping around the plant. Water and feed with an organic plant food.