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9 New Year’s Resolutions for Gardeners

Published on December 28, 2017

The new year is fast approaching and it’s time to map out your goals for the next 12 months. Whether you quickly jot them down on New Year’s Eve or map out how you plan to keep your resolve all year, resolutions begin as noble causes.

Raised Garden Stories of Inspiration

Published on December 15, 2017

It’s Flashback Friday here on the Soil3 blog. You may have heard that we’re giving away 100 of our Doc’s Raised Garden Kits to families and community gardens in need.

2017 Gardener's Gift Guide: For Beginners and Pros

Published on December 1, 2017

“What do you want for Christmas?” 

“I don’t know. You really don’t need to buy me anything.”

“Well, that’s not going to happen.”

“Just surprise me. I’m sure whatever you pick out will be great.”

Fall is for Planting

Published on November 3, 2017

 Do you know that feeling on the first warm day of spring? The temperatures finally rise high enough to venture outside without a parka. Colors begin to surface after a winter of bleakness. And your spring fever leads you to jump into your car...

How To Build a Dry Stack Stone Wall and Backfill with Soil (Video)

Published on October 20, 2017

Have you ever heard of a ha-ha wall? And, no, it’s not a wall full of the best knock-knock jokes in existence.

How to Grow Giant Pumpkins with Compost: Even Impress Charlie Brown

Published on October 6, 2017

Do you remember the feeling you had on the afternoon of Halloween as a kid? You waited anxiously in your costume, gripping the handle of an empty bag, staring at the bottom, and anticipating the sugary treasures to fill it by the end of the...

How to Prepare Soil for Sod Installation: The healthy way (Video)

Published on September 22, 2017

No matter how much research you’ve done and how many experts you’ve consulted about the best type of grass for your lawn, your grass won’t thrive unless it’s planted in healthy soil.

Installing Drivable Grass with Soil3 Compost (Video)

Published on September 8, 2017

If you’ve ever wished for a more attractive parking area or a grass-covered walkway, Drivable Grass is a solid choice. It’s a permeable, flexible, and plantable concrete pavement system. Grass grows in between the small concrete squares and looks...

Fall Planting for Cool-Season Vegetables (Video)

Published on August 18, 2017

As the abundance of summer tomatoes dwindles and we begin to lament the end of the summer harvest, there is one thought that keeps the heart of the gardener from growing cold as the temperatures drop: cool-season vegetables.

Spread the Love: Choosing the right compost spreader for natural fertilization (Video)

Published on July 28, 2017

It’s mycorrhizae-inoculated and ready to help your lawn grow! Soil3 compost is ideal for topdressing a lawn and takes the place of one round of chemical fertilizer for the growing season — whether you have a warm season or cold season lawn. We’re...

Natural Pest and Disease Control (Video)

Published on July 12, 2017

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) means determining how to best handle pests for the sake of the environment and your plants. Shannon Hathaway speaks about some natural IPM techniques for keeping pests out of your garden and encouraging healthy...

Hydrangeas grown in Soil3 compost

Published on June 28, 2017

Soil3 organic humus compost is not only for vegetables and lawns, woody plants thrive in it too. A customer near our Orangeburg, South Carolina, farm sent the office ladies these pictures of his beloved hydranega flowers he grew in a garden bed...