Sandy Loam Soil – What are the Alternatives?

You may have read our article about the uses and benefits of sandy loam soil to the garden.

This article outlines what sandy loam soil is and what you need to do to help get your own garden soil to this condition, which is the most popular growing medium.

If you want to grow plants that thrive in this particular soil then by all means, come visit us here at Bacchus Marsh Redgum & Garden Centre. Our staff members have the know-how to create any blend you need to get your garden blooming.

Today, however, we want to share with you the alternatives that can be equally satisfying.

Sandy or Clay Soil

There are many beautiful plants that you can grow in these soil mediums.

In a clay soil, you can grow asters, goldenrod, daylily, yarrow, canna or black-eyed Susan with ease.

In a sandy soil broccoli, asparagus, crape myrtle, lavender, gazania, and cleome will thrive.

If you do not have a set idea of how you want your garden to look or what you want to grow then you will be safe to select plants that grow in the type of soil you are blessed with. By doing this, you may also be contributing to your community as these plants have a good chance of being native to the area.

Freeing You Up For Other Projects!

Choosing to work with what you have will free up your time to move on to other projects such as creating rock or paved pathways, garden edging and retaining walls. Maybe even that Balinese hut or outdoor spa you have been dreaming of.

Bacchus Marsh Redgum & Garden Centre stocks a complete range of drainage and decorative rocks ranging from the 20mm Tuscan pebble or rainbow rock all the way through to large 120mm granite.

The sand also comes in a variety of grades to suit any job.

Our Adbri masonry range of pavers comes in an assortment of styles and colours.

We also supply a large range of reinforced mesh, a variety of cement and mortars, and many tradesman’s tools to suit just about any DIY or commercial job.

Come in and visit our friendly and knowledgeable team. Their wide knowledge base will not only get you on the road to creating your own pathways, walls, and edging but can also save you time and effort as we share some tips of the trade, so to speak.


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