Clay soil in Tennessee is best suited for grasses that are tolerant of compacted soils, such as tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass. These grasses have deep root systems that help to break up the compacted soil and improve drainage.
Poor soil conditions and small backyards are no match for the EarthBox Garden Kit. It’s more than just a planter, it’s a complete, easy-to-use, self-watering growing system. It’s easy to garden anywhere on balconies, porches, rooftops or even indoors! Tested and proven to double the yield of traditional in-ground gardening; enjoy delicious homegrown veggies, fruits, and herbs grown at your leisure.
This eco-friendly, sustainable container gardening system uses less water and fertilizer and will grow plants with virtually no effort. All components are food-safe and recyclable so you can feel good about growing.
In addition, the container is UV-protected to prevent fading and extend the longevity of your gardening system.
I’ve been using Earthboxes successfully for many years with tomatoes and other vegetables. Recently switched my entire indoor cannabis grow to racked Earthboxes with living soil and could not be happier.
My plants have all the organic fertilizer, all the water, and all the probiotic micro organisms they need to achieve optimal production and quality of flowers without compromise to either. The low profile makes this system perfect for two level LED growers like me.
I add about 50% to my grow space in a small 5 x 6 layout by shelving half of it and these low profile pots make that possible without pushing my plants all the way to the hot ceiling. EM-1 or homegrown bacillus in the reservoir kick the system up another notch as well.
I still don’t have the restraint to keep myself from pulling the plastic mulch and doing a light worm tea + myco + bacillus or sprouted seed tea top drench once every two weeks or so although I doubt the system needs it.
Do not doubt the system. Living soil can work exceptionally well in it provided you keep it light with coco or coco peat mix and pumice or Perlite. Instructions say vermiculite is okay too, but in my experience it can lead to a muddier/muckier mix which can lead to greater issues with living soil mixes than one might see with a less rich medium.
I stick with med/large pumice add mostly coco to lighten plus a touch of peat for improved tilth. Quality in, quality out and Earthbox helps one stick to keep it simple ****** principles. I use neem and karanja meal in my soil mix along with diatomaceous earth spead generously around the opening in the mulch cover to help control gnats which are par for the course with living soil but rarely cause any harm if the system is otherwise in balance or I should say in its usual state of hyper vigorous growth.
Cover crops are found to improve soils in several ways- by protecting existing soil, contributing organic material and nutrients, and keeping the soil alive year-round to ensure healthy composition. All of these elements are considered in compiling this carefully chosen blend.
There are four legumes to set nitrogen in the soil, three hardy grains for rapid cover and bio-mass, a deep-rooted radish to help break up and aerate the soil, a mustard with natural insecticidal properties, and a great collard for forage and additional biomass.
This cover crop is great for either fall or spring. Planting rate is about 65 lbs per acre or one pound will cover about 600 square feet. Recommended to till the plants in before they bear seeds. Hairy Vetch 10%, Winter Peas 20%, Fixation Balansa clover 4%, Crimson Clover 5%, Winter Triticale 16%, Winter Wheat 15%, Winter Rye grain 15%, Driller Dicon Radish 5%, Yellow Mustard 2%, Forage Collards 8%.
I ordered this simply to help fix /cover an area of invasive autumnolive that we deforested. It went way beyond my expectations! I planted in the fall, zone 6a. Sprouted quickly and looked nice. The radishes definitely helped break up the soil.
I was surprised when some of the plants overwintered. Now it late spring and my bees are all over the beautiful field of flowers, mostly the yellow mustard seed and some hairy vetch. I plan on letting them go to seed and hopefully make mustard.
I can see the clover, winter wheat and field peas in the mix so I would definitely say this mix has a very high germination rate. Very low maintenance, does well without need to water, and my two crazy dogs frolic within the taller plants, so they are somewhat resistant to traffic.
This product suited our needs greatly. We are not using this cover crop seeds for agricultural/farming purposes, but for aesthetic reasons only. The seeds were sown into our forest (pine, fir and oak trees) in early April.
They germinated within 4-5 days already and even survived a couple of snow/frosty days. Currently they are about 3-4 inches which is perfect for us so far. We are at zone 9 and this cover crop seems to be a good alternative for ground cover in the forest floor.
Slow-Release Nitrogen Fertilizer is good for promoting healthy growth of lawns, trees, shrubs and flowers. The non-burning slow-release nitrogen feeds up to 10-weeks and the iron delivers a long-lasting green.
The slow-release formula helps reduce mowing, conserve water and is non-leaching. Trust the fertilizer that has been proven effective for over 90-years. Size: 32 lb.
Minute soil is pure, untreated, raw fibrous coconut coir that is compressed into light convenient discs or blocks that quickly expand into an amazing grow medium when you add water. OMRI listed for organic production.
Minute soil has tremendous water retention capabilities that both save water and gives you added flexibility in watering frequency. The fibrous grow medium provides proper aeration to help plants and seedlings establish healthier roots to grow stronger and faster.
Grow directly in Minute soil, or add Minute soil to the dirt in your garden to improve water holding capacity and aeration. Great for indoor and outdoor container gardening, or traditional gardening.
Use for seed starts, potting soil, house plants, herbs, vegetables, flowers, microgreens, wheatgrass, turf and more. Minute soil is raw and unamended. Include your preference of fertilizer.
This premium blended fertilizer is packed with essential plant nutrients to give you the thick, green lawn you desire. It has both fast acting nitrogen for quick greening, as well as slow release nitrogen for extended feeding for up to 3 months.
With 5% iron this fertilizer will give you a deep, dark green lawn.
Sphagnum peat moss is well suited for indoor and outdoor horticultural applications. It conditions all soils by improving aeration, water drainage and nutrient/water retention. It is used as a soil amendment for gardens as well as preparation and restoration of lawns.
Handy Pantry Mini Pet Grass Kit, 3 count; Give your cat or dog the irresistible treat of sweet, organic wheat grass with the Handy Pantry Mini Pet Grass Kit. Pets love the taste of grass and it also serves a valuable purpose in supporting their digestive health, and even helping prevent hairballs in cats.
The chlorophyll and folic acid helps detoxify the body, assists the development of hemoglobin for more energy, and freshens breath. It also contains vitamins and antioxidants that may prevent illness.
The kit comes complete with everything you need to grow sweet, savory organic wheat grass indoors any time of year.
I actually got this for my dog to munch on when he has stomach discomfort. It arrived quickly, it grew quickly and it is beautiful. He has sniffed at it with interest, but at this time he is not experiencing any stomach issues so he hasn’t taken any bites yet.
Kids would love this because it grows so quickly. I worked with kids and they get so excited when we plant things and they can see results.
Really quick arrival, and exactly as described. Has clear and accurate directions and in two days grass seed was growing. 4 days in and grass is 3-3. 5 inches tall. I gave it four stars because I wish there was a little more soil.
but really it doesn’t need more it is growing great!.
Received shipment promptly and the instructions were easy to follow. Growing was quick and lush. Adopted a 3 yo chocolate Lab 6 months ago, loves to eat grass so trying to find something with more benefits (no chemicals on the grass) other than yard.
She likes it but is still getting used to being able to “eat” her “yard”. Will keep growing and using.
Milky Spore Powder is a One Time application using only one teaspoonful every 4 feet in a checker board pattern on your lawn, or use the Lawn and Garden Dispenser. Our products make it easy for you and your pets to live a greener and healthier lifestyle.
For us thinking ‘Green’ and making a difference is a way of life. The Milky Spore is not harmful to people, animals, beneficial insects or the environment; safe to use around water ways. Grubs do damage to your lawn and attract digging vagrants such as moles and voles.
Milky Spore is a naturally occurring host specific bacterium that puts a protective blanket on your lawn.
Purchased a small carton last year (didn’t look at amount closely for size of lawn) and this year had a very substantially less year number of them. To provide other information, I also used nematodes last year but the weather was so dry unsure how useful (nematodes apparently need moist soil), and nematodes don’t survive the cold winter.
Regardless, this year had WAY less of the japanese beetles so decided to spread a larger amount of the milky spore and then should be done for a while (milky spore survives cold and live in Maine). It worked for me last year, and found out about it because worked really well for a friend who had a japanese beetle problem prior to using milky spore.
Yes, I would recommend. Be aware it says not to use a spreader (such as might use for lime or fertilizer), but instead a spoon or specially made spore spreader.
Milky spore is the most natural way to rid your lawn of grubs from Japanese Beetle larva. I’ve been using this disease for over 30 years. One application every 10 years for a nice lawn is well with it.
I bought this for my cousin’s new lawn and we both applied it. Very easy application took us less than 30 minutes. Good stuff if you follow specific instructions.
The original Hydrotonᆴ brand expanded clay is a unique, lightweight expanded clay aggregate made in Germany. This natural clay is mined, formed into pellets, then kiln fired at high temperatures to cause the clay to expand into tough, lightweight balls.
Clay naturally has balanced capillary action, with an ideal surface structure. Hydrotonᆴ brand expanded clay is semi-porous and generally does not float like other products can. For best results, rinse all expanded clay before use.
It is reusable as long as it is thoroughly cleaned between uses. 50 liter bags feature an easy-pour spout. Size specification is 8ヨ16 mm.
I agree with other reviews that it’d be better if there were instructions on how to use this product, recommended applications and tips, and anything else helpful to know other than washing the pebbles ahead of time.
Still, I researched this type of product before using and discovered that these pebbles are recommended for drainage (at the bottom of pots or below roots, it will allow water to exit the pot or leave the planting without accumulating around plant groupings), re-potting (the pebbles provide aeration and filler in potting mix and soils to allow more free movement of water around newer growth), and “decoration” (the pebbles look a little like reddish-brown round rocks that would enhance many outdoor aesthetics).
I would love to use these outside with artificial plants/flowers that I display in pots but that need to have a way to drain rain water around them. Also, these pebbles would provide weight to pots for ornamental plantings (the pebbles would look nice but help keep plants where I want them, without retaining too much moisture).
I am using the pebbles to mix with soil in an area with uneven soil and that too much water tends to accumulate in puddles. I intend to put some bushes and flowers in this area but need something like this to even the earth a little and enhance the soil with bulk.
These pebbles are better than rocks because aesthetically they blend in better with the soil and should mix well with the top soil and/or potting soil to encourage new plants’ growth. As can be seen in my picture before stirring the pebbles into the soil, they add bulk and will help even out the surface while allowing water to pass around the pebbles easily for improved drainage.
I am happy to have found this product. I could see using the pebbles around artificial flowers in window boxes as well, they would allow rainwater through and add bulk around flowers without adding too much weight or attracting bugs.
It’s slightly hard to leave a review for this product, despite the fact that it is amazing and a definite 5 out of 5 stars. The fact is, it’s a very simple product! However, it is very effective at what it does–and despite a few alternatives existing, is still my favorite medium for this purpose.
And if using expanded clay pellets, Hydroton is by far the best brand I’ve used. Oh, I should clarify. I’m using these for what is probably their most traditional purpose, as filler surrounding the base of plant stems in net pots when growing in a hydroponic system.
In my case, it is a deep water culture, but they of course work in any system utilizing net pots. One variable in different Hydroton/expanded clay products I’ve tried has the bead size. I’ve had some brands that were really inconsistent with bead size, with many beads that were too small to work well and a good amount of broken pieces that tended to fall through the pots.
While the latter probably comes mostly from poor handling, having a good quality, consistent product is very important to me. Hydroton is super consistent! The clay pellets are generally all of pretty similar size, which is a really good thing.
Also, there wasn’t a lot of dust in the bag. I always rinse the Hydroton before using it so that I don’t get a lot of dust in my hydro water, but with this stuff not rinsing it probably wouldn’t be a huge problem.
Finally, this stuff is a pretty good value. Not only are the bags enormous, but the clay is often reusable from grow to grow after a quick rinse. Overall, it’s good stuff! If you’re looking for a nice growing medium to fill your net pots, this is a pretty good route to go!.
GreenView Starter Fertilizer is ideal for establishing new lawn areas. It sets the stage for exceptional performance with essential nutrients the new grass seedlings need to thrive – providing nitrogen that is both readily available and controlled release to improve growth and vitality.
Starter fertilizers have a high concentration of phosphorus as their main ingredient, and unlike established lawns – grass seeds and seedlings use the phosphorus to increase the changes of germination success.
You can count on GreenView Starter Fertilizer to provide consistent, even turf growth. 48 lb. covers 15,000 sq. ft.
Give your lawn what it needs for one of the most essential times to fertilize, fall. GreenView’s Fall Lawn Food formulation is a zero-phosphate, enhanced efficiency fertilizer with 20% slow-release nitrogen that promotes quick spring green-up.
It will also help make your lawn hardier and ready to withstand the stresses of winter. With improved nutrient absorption, your lawn will be better able to access water to protect against future heat and drought in the seasons to come.
Milorganite Fertilizer 6 – 4 – 0 is a great supplement for your lawn”s overall health. It contains the right amount of nitrogen, phosphate, calcium, and iron that are essential for maintaining your lawn in good condition.
It is a natural nitrogen fertilizer that is slow-release so it lasts longer compared to other fertilizers, and it is non-burning. For use on shrubs, lawns, trees, vegetables, and flowers.
Winter Rye is, a great cover crop for protecting gardens and can be tilled into the soil for green manure or used as a mulch. Annual in Zones 3-11. Winter Rye is an excellent winter field cover crop because it rapidly produces a ground cover that holds soil in place against the forces of wind and water.
Rye’s deep roots help prevent compaction in annually tilled fields and, because its roots are quite extensive, Winter Rye also has a positive effect on soil tilth.
This all-purpose plant food is full of natural and organic fertilizer, root-boosting mycorrhizae, nutrient-rich earthworm castings, moisture-balancing yucca extract, and pH-balancing dolomitic limestone, so you can feel good about what you’re putting in your garden.
Peatlands store 30% of the world’s soil carbon (that’s 2x more than the Earth’s rainforest!), and peat mining contributes to over 1 billion metric tons of climate-changing CO2 emissions per year, which is almost the same amount of CO2 all the cars in America contribute per year.
About Back to the Roots Back to the Roots wants to reconnect every family and kid back to where food comes from by helping them experience the magic of growing it themselves – no green thumb or backyard needed.
I used this for a few pots. I’m not a great plant parent, so I didn’t put much hope into growing anything and just picked easy stuff. I have potatoes growing in this mix and they are doing just fine.
It’s on the patio, so I haven’t noticed any gnats. I also started some “Zombie Plant” seeds in another container of this soil. Again, on the patio so I can’t say if there are gnats. The seeds sprouted and are doing well.
Not sure what the actual name of these are, but they seem to be thriving. This soil shipped well and lots to be just fine for my needs.
Organic Wheat Grass by Amazing Grass is a field-grown greens push deep into the soil of their farm during cold winter, infusing their plants with the richest organic nutrients. It’s a difference you can taste and feel.
It’s such a great source of leafy greens, vitamins and minerals.
We have been having trouble with our lawn for the past couple of years. We live in Colorado and where it is dry and the winters have been cold with very little snow. I read about Dr. Jimz products in the almanac and I decided to try them.
My husband generally cares for the lawn with commercial fertizers. I wanted something more organic, especially since I started a vegetable garden. I applied the Velvet Green lawn food and what a difference.
Even with weeks of 90 degree weather, our grass was looking healthy, way less weeds, and thicker. A friend was visiting st the end of October and noticed that our grass was greener than our neighbors.
My husband was so happy with the results that he asked if I was doing anything for the Fall. I am waiting for our shipment so that I can do the Fall fertilizing. Can’t wait to see the results next year.
I have a very small lawn with three large trees. I have never had good grass and everyone would tell me I never would until I got rid of the trees. Last fall I took it upon myself to treat all the weeds, accelerate the soil, fertilize, reseed with fescue for shady areas, cover with good soil, fertilize again, water like crazy and pray.
For the first time in years we has green, beautiful grass. The last few weeks the lawn has turned spotty and doll in color. I used your fertilizer about three months ago and then again a couple of weeks ago.
The first time it was great, the last time it did very little. We have had a terribly hot June so I have water sometimes twice a day to no avail. Can you help me?.
Hi Jim – thank you for what you do. I bought a new house in 2020 that was built in 1960 in the suburbs of Buffalo, NY (Amherst). It is a very old suburb that is reasonably mature. I did remove a bunch of old stale plants, and am working on creating a monarch garden.
That said, I replaced some patches of old area with blue grass sod. The Sod did very well with my watering, but the old grass was much more of a yellow to gold color. As much as Western new york had the third wettest July (not here to debate climate) once i applied your grass application, within a week the new grass and the old grass looked the same.
By using your fertilizer on the grass, everything now has the same color and almost shows the same growth patters. The understanding of the natural approach is the key to the future as science and technology learn together.
Keep up the good work and let natural law prevail.
As the first lawn care system powered by local soil and climate data, Sunday knows what Lone Star lawns need to thrive. With potassium for hydration management and slow-release nitrogen for sustained greening in extreme heat, Texas Green liquid lawn fertilizer embraces the power of nature to improve your lawn without unwanted pesticides.
Does it work? Yesby boosting active plant growth and fortifying your soil. Is it easy? Absolutely. With our easy-to-use fertilizer pouch, no spreader is necessary. Just attach to any hose and spray it on!.
Tokyo Sun is of genus Sedum in the Crassulaceae family, and their beautiful golden color in full light is a great choice for accenting the edges of pots. The original species is said to have rich green leaves, but this species is a yellowing horticultural species, so it will appear to be a reversion.
Tokyo Sun is one of the varieties that remind people of potted grass. The branches and leaves are miniature that are easy to burst. They form a long oval shape. The length is only about 0. 4 inch (1 cm) and the width is 0.
08 – 0. 12 inch (0. 2 – 0. 3 cm). The leaf surface is flat or slightly convex that forms an arc-like convex with a front oblique tip. The whole plant is smooth and not covered with white frost. The plant needs sufficient light so that the leaves can remain golden yellow.
If there is not enough light, then the leaves will be yellowish green. Care Tips Light: Tokyo Sun is particularly demanding of light. Providing good light not only helps its growth, but also affects the vibrancy of its color.
Adequate light needs to be provided, however, it should be noted that strong light in summer must also be avoided. Water: During its growth period, you need to keep the soil in the pot semi-wet to facilitate its growth.
You can also wait until the potting soil is dry before watering thoroughly. However, watering needs to be controlled above 86F (30 ) and below 41F (5 ). Soil: A good choice of suitable soil should be made.
It does not require much soil, and loose, breathable and fertile sandy soil can be used to promote robust growth. Potting: It is recommended to use ceramic pots. Ceramic pots have a certain degree of permeability.
Clay pots lose water too quickly, plastic pots tend to retain water for too long and permeability is poor. Temperature: Prefers warmth and can be between 64. 4-77F (18-25 ). In winter, to keep it safe, try to be able to be above 50F (10 ).
High temperatures are also bad for it, thus, it is best not to go above 86F (30 ). Humidity: Tokyo Sun grows well in average household humidity levels when grown indoors. Does not like too much humidity.
I am happy to take a moment and write a review. My plant arrived in excellent condition, and it is a very nice looking plant. I am impressed by the uniform and bright yellowish-green color throughout.
I bought it as a decoration for a reptile vivarium and it is a nice addition and will also help maintain a higher humidity which is beneficial to the species I am keeping. A last step will be to find some type of larger rectangular shaped container to transplant it into in order to fill up the corner (see photo) that I placed it in.
Arrived in perfect shape, perfectly packaged. Very unique little plants (for Ohio anyway)! Just planted all my lovelies from Succulent Depot all together for now and will find a better spot for her once she gets starts to spread.
The sedum was packaged well and arrived safely. It is very healthy and so cute. The price for the plant and shipping was affordable. Everything I have bought from Succulent Depot is thriving. Thank you.
Maiden Grass, Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’, forms large clumps of gracefully arching foliage. Its dense structure provides sufficient cover when used as a peaceful privacy screen or border. This is a late blooming cultivar compared to most grasses.
Copper tassels form in fall and help to set a beautiful autumn scene in the landscape. Flower heads fade to silvery white and foliage turns gold after the first frost. Maiden Grass ‘Gracillimus’ should be left standing throughout winter for interest and to protect the crowns.
Cut back in late winter just before new growth emerges. Easy to maintain and well-suited for new gardeners Adds height and dimension to landscaping Graceful grasses can create up to a 10-foot spread Grows in clumps and is often used as edging Dramatic, graceful shrubs for a variety of locations While most often used as edging, maiden grass is an ornamental shrub that works in a range of areas.
With its clumping growth pattern and up to 6-foot height, their slender blades and prominent plumes are popular among homeowners and landscapers alike. They grow best in full sun, but they’re adaptable to many soil types – from gardening soil to clay.
Not only does maiden grass add a rich green color during the spring and summer months, but it will fade to a golden shade during fall. With blades that move in the slightest breeze, maiden grass is adds instant interest and curb appeal.
Great for beginning gardeners Maiden grass is easy to maintain and requires very little care. This makes it not only highly suitable for those who have little experience in growing plants, but also for those who are often away from home but who still want a beautiful landscaping design.
It also thrives in containers, adding visual interest to patios, porches and terraces. Find a variety of uses for Maiden Grasses They’re not only a simple but dramatic addition to your landscaping design, but maiden grasses can also be used to create a living “wall” for privacy.
This makes them especially appealing for those who live in cities, for use along patios or even in commercial locations to create separated sitting or dining areas. Hardiness zones: 5-10 Height: 4-6 feet Width: 3-4 feet.
The original Hydroton brand expanded clay is a unique, lightweight expanded clay aggregate made in Germany. This natural clay is mined, formed into pellets, then kiln fired at high temperatures to cause the clay to expand into tough, lightweight balls.
Clay naturally has balanced capillary action, with an ideal surface structure. Hydroton brand expanded clay is semi-porous and generally does not float like other products can. For best results, rinse all expanded clay before use.
It is reusable as long as it is thoroughly cleaned between uses. 50 liter bags feature an easy-pour spout. The size specification for Hydroton Giant is 15–25 mm. The original Hydroton brand expanded clay is a unique, lightweight expanded clay aggregate made in Germany.
This natural clay is mined, formed into pellets, then kiln fired at high temperatures to cause the clay to expand into tough, lightweight balls. Clay naturally has balanced capillary action, with an ideal surface structure.
Hydroton brand expanded clay is semi-porous and generally does not float like other products can. For best results, rinse all expanded clay before use. It is reusable as long as it is thoroughly cleaned between uses.
50 liter bags feature an easy-pour spout. The size specification for Hydroton Giant is 15–25 mm.
Clay soil in Tennessee is best suited for growing grass. The clay helps to hold moisture in the soil, and the grass roots are able to penetrate the clay and extract the moisture and nutrients they need to thrive.