Peat moss improves aeration and water drainage, adds organic content and loosens soils.
- Suited for indoor and outdoor use
- OMRI listed
- Condition all soils, prepare soils for lawn restoration
Sphagnum peat moss is the dead, mainly decomposed material that concentrates in the lower levels of a sphagnum bog. Sphagnum peat moss is a valuable organic soil amendment with many horticultural uses. It is probably the most convenient form of organic matter to apply to garden soil.
Sphagnum peat moss has the great ability to absorb up to 20 times its weight in water which makes it a desired additive for gardening in sandy soils increasing the garden’s water-holding capacity. It allows a greater amount of air to enter tight soils and increases the rate of water introduction in fine clay soils.
With a pH around 4.0, sphagnum peat moss is a great soil additive for acid-loving plants such as azaleas and blueberries. When planting acid-loving plants, mix sphagnum peat moss with soil at a 50/50 ratio in the planting hole and apply a 2-inch layer over the soil surface. The peat helps to lower the soil’s pH, allowing the plants to absorb nutrients.
Garden soils will benefit from a 1-inch layer worked into the top four inches of soil. It also can be used as a top dressing on lawns. A 3.8-cubic foot compressed bale of sphagnum peat moss will cover about 90 square feet with a 1-inch layer.