How to Use Garden Soil: Lawns, Veggie Gardens and More!

6 June 2023 by
Harley Thompson

Every garden deserves the best soil to grow on, whether it's for your lawn, veggie garden, or other garden beds. And the right soil can make a huge difference. In this article, we'll be discussing how to use various types of garden soil effectively, with a focus on Daisy's Garden Supplies soil products.

1. Lawns: Using Daisy's Lawn Mix

A lush, green lawn starts from the ground up. The type of soil you use is vital in determining the health and vitality of your lawn.

Daisy's Lawn Mix is a superior blend specially designed for growing and maintaining robust lawns. This versatile mix is Daisy's premium product for all applications where lawn soil is needed, such as establishing new turf or rejuvenating existing grass areas.

This lawn mix is a finely balanced combination of sandy soil, composted organic matter, and composted manures. This composition provides excellent physical properties that are integral for healthy lawn growth. The sandy soil ensures optimal drainage, reducing water logging issues, while the composted organic matter and manures provide an enriched environment packed with nutrients for your grass.

Benefits of Daisy's Lawn Mix:

1. Nutrient-Rich: The composted organic matter and manures enrich the soil, providing an abundance of essential nutrients that promote lush and vigorous lawn growth.
2. Good Physical Properties: The mix of sand and compost ensures a balanced soil texture that promotes aeration, vital for root growth and health, and maintains appropriate moisture levels.
3. Versatile: The lawn mix is suitable for a wide range of lawn types and can be used both to establish new lawns and rejuvenate existing ones. It provides an excellent base for instant turf, grass seeds, or for any application where rich, fertile soil is required.
4. Easy to Use: Whether you're laying turf, sowing seeds, or enhancing existing grass, Daisy's Lawn Mix is easy to apply and works in harmony with your lawn efforts.

Step by Step guide installation for Lawns:

  1. Prepare the Area: Remove any existing grass and weeds. Then, calculate the volume of soil you need using the volume calculator.
  2. Apply the Soil: Spread the lawn mix evenly over the area, making sure it's at least 50-100mm deep.
  3. Sow Grass Seeds or Lay Turf: If sowing seeds, ensure they're spread evenly and covered with a thin layer of the lawn mix. If laying turf, place it directly on top and water well.

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2. Garden Beds: Using Daisy's Organic Mix

A beautiful, thriving garden bed begins with rich, nutrient-filled soil.

Daisy's Organic Mix is a specially formulated, nutrient-rich soil blend designed to foster thriving garden beds. As Daisy's premium garden soil blend, this mix combines sandy soil, composted organic matter, and composted manures, offering a superior environment for plants to flourish.

Unique characteristics of Daisy's Organic Mix:

  1. Nutrient-Rich: The blend is enriched with composted organic matter and manures, providing an abundant supply of nutrients and essential trace elements to feed your plants and stimulate their growth.
  2. Excellent Soil Properties: The addition of sandy soil ensures excellent soil structure and friability, aiding in root penetration, water drainage, and aeration. These physical properties encourage healthy root development, crucial for robust plant growth.
  3. Enhanced Microbiology: The organic matter in the mix enhances the soil's microbiology, promoting beneficial microbial activity. This enriched microbial environment boosts soil fertility and helps in the breakdown of organic material into nutrients readily absorbed by plants.
  4. Worm Friendly: Daisy's Organic Mix encourages worm activity, which further improves soil structure and nutrient availability through their casting and burrowing actions.
  5. Versatile: The mix can be dug into existing garden beds to enrich and improve the existing soil profile, or it can be laid over the top, allowing you to plant directly into it. Both methods will yield fantastic results, promoting healthier, more vibrant plant growth.
Garden Bed

How to Use:

  1. Prepare the Area: Clear any debris from your garden bed, then measure the volume of soil needed.
  2. Apply the Soil: Spread the organic mix across the bed. For new plantings, aim for a depth of about 300-500mm. For top dressing, a layer of 50mm is usually sufficient.
  3. Plant and Water: Plant your plants according to their specific needs, then water thoroughly.

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​ 3. Vegetable Gardens: Using Daisy's Vegie Mix

Growing your own vegetables can be immensely satisfying, especially when you use the right soil.
Daisy's Vegie Mix is a potent soil blend meticulously crafted to support the robust and healthy growth of vegetables. This mix incorporates a foundation of budget soil, further enriched with the inclusion of mushroom compost, other composts, and manures. This combination of ingredients results in a nutrient-dense, fertile soil ideal for vegetable gardens.

Key Characteristics of our Vegie Mix!

Nutrient-Rich: Enriched with mushroom compost and manures, this mix provides essential nutrients, promoting plant growth and bountiful harvests.

Ideal Structure: The mix fosters effective water absorption, aeration, and root penetration, crucial for vegetable growth.

Soil Fertility: Use Daisy's Veggie Mix to enhance soil fertility. It boosts the soil's organic matter, improving water and nutrient retention and encouraging microbial activity.

Versatility: Add the mix to existing soil or create a new bed for an optimal vegetable-growing environment. Suitable for a wide variety of vegetables.

How to Use:

  1. Prepare the Area: Clear any debris and weeds, then calculate the volume of soil you need.
  2. Apply the Soil: Spread the veggie mix evenly in your vegetable patch. Aim for a depth of about 300-500mm for new plantings.
  3. Plant and Water: Plant your vegetables, then water thoroughly.

NOTE: Remember that different vegetables have different soil requirements, so always check the specific needs of each plant, If you have any queries don't be afraid to contact us for some advice! 

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Wrap up:

Understanding how to use garden soil correctly is a key factor in successful gardening. Whether you're maintaining a lawn, creating a flower or shrub garden, or growing your own vegetables, the right soil can make all the difference. With Daisy's range of soil products, you can ensure that your garden gets the best possible start, and continues to thrive year after year.

For more information about our products or for help with your garden soil, don't hesitate to visit our website and feel free to contact us either in store or by giving us a call!

About the Authors

Harley Thompson

Harley is a second-generation journalist with a passion for gardening and a keen eye for detail.  Currently studying a double degree of Commerce and International relations at Monash University, Harley loves learning new things. He specialises in creating engaging content about garden advice, using experience in store, with our team and customers. His writing blends his academic knowledge with practical experience, offering informative and inspiring articles.  

Greg Fitzgerald

Greg Fitzgerald is a qualified horticulturalist with more than 30 years in the industry and 16 years at Daisy's Garden Supplies. He manages production and procurement for all our products, ensuring high-quality gardens and landscapes for our customers. His vast experience and qualification in horticulture make him a key asset to Daisy's. He offers valuable insights and a wealth of knowledge in terms of mulches, soils, pebbles and rocks, composts and many other products.