Everyday dirt should never, ever be used to fill containers. It could be full of weeds, lack proper nutrients and be too dense to hold water or drain properly.
(PRWEB) May 06, 2014
Mother’s Day is the traditional start of container gardening season, and after a long hard winter, homeowners and apartment dwellers are eager to begin beautifying outdoor spaces.
At the top of the garden to-do list for May is planting containers, hanging baskets and window boxes with bright, cheerful flowers and foliage to decorate patios, porches and balconies.
Expert gardeners agree that plants need to start in a solid foundation using the best possible growing mix.
“One of the biggest mistakes people make is using soil from their yards,” says Chantal Duchesneau, marketing and communications director for Premier Tech Horticulture, makers of the PRO-MIX® line of growing mixes. “Everyday dirt should never, ever be used to fill containers. It could be full of weeds, lack proper nutrients and be too dense to hold water or drain properly.”
PRO-MIX® offers premium growing mixes that create a perfect environment for any plant. Whether it is for colorful annuals, perennials, succulents, indoor plants or orchids, PRO-MIX® has formulations that work!
“Good soilless mixes keep roots from becoming waterlogged,” Duchesneau explains. “Too much water is the number one reason potted plants die. A growing medium specially created for containers of all kinds allows plant roots to breathe and take up plenty of the nutrients they need to create lots of flowers.”
Want to create a show stopping container that will bloom all season long? Start with PRO-MIX® Ultimate Potting Mix.
This ready-to-use, peat-based formula works for a wide range of plants. The mix lets water drain optimally while also allowing for proper aeration for roots. “A scientifically designed gel in the mix holds water in reserve, releasing it as the surround mix dries, thereby reducing the need to water as much,” Duchesneau notes.
The Ultimate Potting Mix comes with plant food that feeds most plants for up to nine months. It also contains MycoActive™, a natural plant beneficial that helps roots take in more water and nutrients, keeping them happier and healthier and helping them be more resistant to growing stresses.
“PRO-MIX® products provide the ultimate growing medium for container gardening,” says Duchesneau. “It’s the number one choice for professional gardeners and now you, too, can create a stunning container for Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and all summer celebrations.”
For more information on the complete line of PRO-MIX® growing mixes, visit http://www.promixgardening.com and find the products at local garden centers and retail stores.
About Premier Tech Horticulture: Premier Tech Horticulture, makers of the PRO-MIX® line of growing mixes, has been building its know-how and reputation on its expertise in horticulture for 90 years. Find them online at http://www.promixgardening.com and ‘like’ them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/PROMIXGARDENING.