3.8 CU FT (45 lbs)
Mainly used as a soil amendment or ingredient in potting soil. It is ideal for acid loving plants.
Peat moss holds moisture well and releases moisture when roots need it. For best result apply peat moss moist. If peat seems dry add water before use. Additionally, it also holds onto nutrients when you water the plant so they aren’t rinsed out.
Ingredients: 100% sphagnum peat moss.
Existing lawns-1/2″ tops dressing. Rake on evenly across the entire lawn.
New lawns & lawn patches– 2″ dug into the top. 6″ of soil; 1/2″ top dressing. Spread evenly across lawn. Rotofill or dig it into the soil. After seeding, fertilizing and watering lightly, carefully spread a top dressing. Moisten daily for 2-3 weeks.
New flower beds & vegetable gardens-2″ dug into top. 6″ of soil. Spread evenly across the bed surface. Rotofill or dig into soil.
Existing flower beds & vegetable gardens– 1″ dug into the top. 6″ of soil. Spread evenly across bed surface. Gently work into the soil around existing plants.
New bulb beds– 2″ dug into the planting depth of the bulbs. Spread evenly across the bed surface. Work into the soil to the same depth that it is recommended the bulbs be planted.
Trees & shrubs– 1 part peat for every 2 parts soil in backfill mix. Dig hole 3x the root ball width and just as deep. Slope the sides of the hole outward to 45 degrees. Loosen bottom of the hole with garden fork. And backfill. Mix around the root ball. Water and allow to settle. fill in again with remaining peat/soil mix. Water twice a week for 3-4 weeks.
Garden compost– Combine equal parts peat and compost and spread a 2″ layer of mixture across the garden bed. Rotofill or dig the mixture into top 6″ of soil.
Compost bins– Blend 1″ of peat into every 4″ of compostable garden material. Blend with compostable material. Add a 2″ peat “cap” to help control odor.