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Think About These Things When Choosing a Growth Medium for Your Landscaping Needs

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Erosive forces are the biggest challenge for anyone with a landscaping project. When these unwanted agents attack, you lose the precious topsoil, humus, and mulch you need for the landscaping project's success. You will lose these precious landscaping resources to flowing stormwater and strong winds blowing over the open area. Thankfully, landscaping experts have stepped things up to make it difficult for the harmful agents to ruin your project. They bring you a growth medium to guarantee your vegetation's longevity so that it can stand up to corrosive elements. Your topsoil, mulch and humus will remain intact so that you can get the results you want. Here is the guide you need to choose the right medium: 

The Ability to Thrive in Harsh Climates

Today's natural environment presents lots of climatic challenges for landscaping projects. Phenomena such as acid rains, smoke and ultra-violet radiation affect the characteristics of the soils and make it hard for those who need to landscape. Using a growth medium will make the soil more suitable for landscaping vegetation, but the medium must withstand the harsh climate. Your best bet is going for enriched biotic media. They are a product of biological products such as wheat-based straw mulches and sphagnum peat moss. They restore the soil's natural feel by neutralising the effects of harmful weather elements like harsh UV radiation. 

Handing Dormant Seeding

A good growth medium should account for the grace period taken by some seeds to germinate and develop into grown plants. The medium should protect the soil's substrate by keeping it in place and preventing erosion. Ideally, the medium should do this throughout the period that the seeds remain dormant until they germinate. These plants will then develop roots that will hold the substrate together before the medium's effect wears off. 

Environment Friendliness

A growth medium should be friendly to the environment throughout its lifetime. Refrain from any medium with non-degradable plastic additives, harsh chemicals and proven pollutants. A growth medium comprising petrochemical hydrocarbons and heavy metals like lead and pesticides is worth avoiding. These are some of the common soil pollutants found in lots of products. 

Ease of Application

Think about the work that goes into applying the growth medium into the soil when you are landscaping. You should use a product that makes sense when you think about the project's resources. Go for a growth medium you can apply using hydro-spraying machines fitted with fan-type nozzles. Those you can apply using hoses are also a great choice.

Talk to a distributor to learn more about growth mediums, such as Flexterra growth medium