Plant Hire – Understanding and Mixing Potting Soil

Plant Hire Services take care of choosing the best soil mixture for your plants. The ideal potting soil should allow good drainage, quick root growth, retain moisture and yet strong enough to anchor the roots. Normally, Plant Hire services use a mixture of peat moss, perlite and vermiculite for making potting mixture for houseplants. One can either buy or make their own potting mix. Ensure that the potting soil provide by Plant Hire Services has been sterilized to kill weed seeds and any disease. The pH of soil is not an issue for most indoor plants.

As part of plant hire services, it is quite useful to know the process of mixing potting soil.

  • It is important to sterilize earth, however if other ingredients are missing, you can mix with earth and bake.
  • Once you have all the required ingredients. Next, mix equal parts of garden soil, perlite and peat moss.
  • When moistening the peat moss, use warm water so that the mixture can slowly absorb the moisture.

In order to grow Orchids and bromeliads, people also use shredded bark and charcoal. Similarly for peat moss, many use alternatives such as compost or leaf mold