Soil and fertilisers
The soil beneath your feet is your most precious resource in the garden: look after it, and your plants thrive. There's a huge range of bagged composts, soil improvers and fertilisers in our garden centre in Trowbridge - Wiltshire to keep container plants happy and your soil in tip-top health.
Compost ensures a good soil structure and is full of food. It is simply a very good fertilizer for your garden. The compost is not directly responsible for the better structure, but initiates a lot of processes that build the perfect structure for you. We offer different kind of soils in Trowbridge-Wiltshire:
Multipurpose compost is perfect for container-grown bedding, cuttings and potting on. In our garden centre you'll find environmentally-friendly peat-free and peat-reduced composts, and composts with added fertiliser and water-retaining gels - great for thirsty hanging baskets.
- Specialist composts are tailor-made for the needs of plants from citrus to roses. You'll also find soil-based composts in our garden centre for permanent container planting, ericaceous composts for lime-hating plants and fine-grade seed composts for sowing.
- Soil improvers like farmyard manure and composted bark beef up poorer soils to keep plants growing strongly. Mix with your soil when planting and use to mulch the surface to suppress weeds and hold in moisture.
- Fertilisers include liquid feeds such as liquid seaweed and tomato feed to encourage flowering and fruiting. Add slow-release fertilisers such as bonemeal to planting holes and mix granular feeds into potting composts for feed-and-go convenience.
Please ask the staff in our Trowbridge - Wiltshire garden centre for more information and advice about composts and fertilisers. We also offer a lot of garden plants like annuals, perennials, shrubs and more! Check our opening hours on our contact page.
When should I fertilize?
Many people doubt the period in which it is now most appropriate to fertilize their garden. The best time to do this is spring. In this period the plants start to bloom again. During the summer, growth will experience a certain delay in order to completely fall silent in the winter. For this reason, it is actually recommended to stop giving manure during the autumn and winter. The plants are then in a kind of rest phase and therefore do not need an (extra) stimulus. Having said this, it should be taken into account that there are a number of exceptions to this rule, namely:
Fertilizing the lawn is actually a good idea throughout the year. However, the largest amount should be given in the spring.
Some people think that shrubs, hedges and flowering plants, will suffice for a single fertilization during the spring. That is not true. They can also use a second fertilizer perfectly at the beginning of the summer.
Have you chosen to integrate roses into your garden? In that case, it is important to take into account that you can fertilize it best from the end of the month of March. Continue doing this monthly until the month of July has arrived.