Flowers & Plants Resource Center
Prepare Your Soil For Planting

Although fall is the ideal time to prepare for spring planting, we understand this may not be possible for some. Here are some general soil preparation tips for the spring. 

  1. Choose an area with good amounts of sunlight, wind protection and well-drained soil. 
  2. Remove any sticks, leaves or debris from planting area. 
  3. Using a tiller or shovel, dig up the ground approximately 6 to 8 inches. You want to make sure the roots grow in good, rich soil. 
  4. It is important you mix an Enriched Garden Soil into the native soil. Unlike topsoil, Schultz Enriched Garden Soil is made of premium organic ingredients such as composted forest products and sphagnum peat moss. It also contains extended feed plant food that feeds plants for up to 6 months. It loosens clay soils and helps sandy soils hold water and nutrients. 
  5. Your soil is now ready to plant. Don’t forget to add a garden fertilizer at the time of planting and repeat throughout the growing season for maximum growth.