Asked by: Houaria Deacon
asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th March, 2020

What do you fill a flower bed with?

To fill a raised garden bed, you'll need enough soil to fill the bed and some organic compost. You should use native soil from your yard if possible, since this will be best for your plants. If you can't use native soil, purchase a nutrient-rich mixture from your local gardening store.

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Likewise, people ask, can you fill a raised bed with just compost?

When you have containers which some raised beds are you need to make a substantial portion of the soil that fills them compost or other organic matter. If you are simply adding a bottomless container surrounding your raised bed then do use your soil but still add a good bit of compost.

Beside above, should I put rocks in the bottom of my raised garden bed? Because many plants require well-draining soil, placing rocks in the bottom of a raised bed to create additional drainage space below the soil is a sensible step. Unlike soil, rocks will not degrade or compact over time.

Similarly, you may ask, can you put too much compost in a garden?

You Can have Too Much Compost. Compost is a good source of nutrients, and it builds soil structure – both are good for plants. But too much compost can be a problem. More than this will start causing problems for plants by providing nutrient levels that are too high.

What is the difference between topsoil and garden soil?

Garden soil is compost enriched and is a higher quality soil. Garden soil is topsoil enriched with compost and organic matter to make it better suited to actual plant growth. The addition of compost will reduce compaction and also provide nutrients that will feed the plants over many years.

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