Prepare Soil for Planting

Thoroughly preparing your soil is the very best start you can give to new plants allowing new roots to move easily through the soil to find water and nutrients and to establish quickly. Preparing your soil needn’t be back-breaking; follow our helpful tips for perfect soil!

1. Dig over borders to bury the turf or weeds on the surface and expose the soil.

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2. Incorporate plenty of compost or well-rotted manure to supply essential nutrients.

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3. All bare soil is suitable for cultivating, however digging around plants is best avoided as it damages roots.

4. Once you have planted your borders protect new plants from slugs and other pests.

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