Selecting Correct Soil
Now that you’ve built your raised garden, ensure that you select the correct type of soil so that your plants are successful. Read the label on the bag or talk to your bulk soil provider, and choose soil that is made specifically for what you’re growing: flowers, herbs, vegetables or shrubs…
- Calculate the quantity of soil you require
- If less than 1 cubic yard, bagged soil is likely your best option. Seasonal departments at big box stores or your local landscape supply centre will carry good options for you.
- For more than a cubic yard, bulk delivery will be easier for you. Ask your local bulk landscape material supplier what kinds of soil they offer for your purpose. You’re looking for a manufactured soil that is weed-free due to proper composting. Don’t purchase a topsoil as you risk importing weeds in the soil. View great soil options here.
- You may wish to add woodchips for ground cover around / beneath raised garden boxes.
Happy growing! We’d love to see your raised gardens – feel free to share on our social media pages.