What Soil Should You Use In Your Garden?

Garden Mix Soil Victory Greens Boise

Choosing the right type of soil for your garden can be tricky. There are many different types of soils available on the market, and it’s hard to know which one is best suited to meet your needs. In this post, we will explore some popular choices as well as what you should look for in a good quality soil that will work well with your plants!

Every spring we get a lot of customers asking for garden soil, many of them may not know the specific kind of soil or compost they will need. Choosing the right one will depend on whether you are starting a new garden or have an existing one.

If you have an existing garden that has been growing for a while, it’s time to amend the soil...

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What trees grow well in Idaho?

Top 5 Trees For The Boise Area:

1. Autumn Blaze Maple

2. Shademaster Honey Locust

3. Canada Red Chokecherry

4. Sensation Maple

5. River Birch

A lot of the soils in the Boise area are clay based. Choosing a tree that grows well here will require it to be hardy and tolerant of all soil conditions. It also needs to withstand the big temperature differences we have. The following trees all grow well in the Boise area and are available for purchase from Victory Greens.

Autumn Blaze Maple Tree

Autumn Blaze Maple

This is a fast growing tree that’s popular in the Treasure Valley. It is a hybrid tree that is a cross between the red and silver maple. They are green in the spring and in the fall turn into a brilliant red and orange coloring. This is the beautiful red tree that you often associate with fall colors...

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Why Victory Greens Has The Best Topsoil In Boise

In the 20+ years that we’ve been in business here in Meridian we have had the ability to sort out only the best available garden and landscape products to have for sale. Our premium topsoil is no exception. Many years ago we used to get our topsoil from various suppliers around the valley. At one point in time we kept getting complaints from our customers that nothing would grow in the topsoil we had been selling at that time. Not wanting this to keep being an issue we set out to find the problem. After quite a bit of investigative work we finally learned that the topsoil we were getting from our supplier was sourced from various locations all over the Treasure Valley...

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Where To Buy Landscape Rock Near Boise

Where To Buy Landscape Rock Near Boise

Victory Greens has been the Boise area’s best source of landscaping rock for nearly 30 years. Our Meridian stone yard has over 35 types of bulk rock available by the yard. Our decorative rock has a huge variety of uses whether you want to dress up your plant beds, create a driveway or path, or give a custom look to different areas of your yard.

Unlike other types of ground cover materials, decorative rock will maintain it’s appearance indefinitely. If a proper weed barrier is used it will remain weed free and low maintenance for many years. It is extremely durable and won’t break down or need replacing like wood chips or bark do.

Because it comes in so many sizes and colors, you can create almost any look you can think of to match your landscaping ideas.

How can I figure out how much rock...

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Prepare Your Garden Soils For Winter With Compost

Fall isn’t just the best time to winterize your grass and landscape plants. Your garden can also benefit from having compost, raw organic matter, and organic nutrients added to it. As you harvest and clear out your crops you will want to loosen up the soil and mix in a layer of compost.

Fall Garden Composting Mulching

Before the ground freezes the nutrients in the compost will help microbes and other beneficial organisms to grow. Your worn out end of the season soil will be prepped and ready for planting in the spring.

Just harvesting your garden plants and leaving the soil as is for the winter can cause you to have low amounts of microbes and nutrients to get your seeds going when you plant again in the spring...

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Now Is The Best Time To Apply Winterizer To Your Boise Lawns

ferti-lome WinterizerHave you ever wondered how some people still have green grass in the middle of winter? Or how they always seem to be the first ones with lush green lawns in spring time? The answer is that they properly winterize their lawns with the correct kinds of fertilizer. Fall is a critical time for most kinds of grass. As the temperature begins to change and the days get shorter, grass will begin to store nutrients for the winter. It starts to shift food reserves from the leaves to the roots. Applying a good fertilizer mix will provide your lawn with plenty of food to get through the winter. It will also give it enough reserves to feed off of in the spring to grow extra thick and green.

At Victory greens we recommend using our ferti-lome Winterizer For Established Lawns...

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How To Plant A Tree In The Boise Area Step By Step

Once you are ready to plant your new tree…

  1. Dig a hole that is respectfully wider than the root ball. *Note, that some areas restrict the size of the hole you can dig so make sure to have measurements ready when purchasing a tree or any other plant material. A wider hole will allow the roots to easily penetrate the surrounding soils and establish themselves. Try not to dig the hole any deeper than the root ball. It is usually best to set the root ball on undisturbed soil (see adjacent diagram).How To Plant A Tree Boise
  2. Your tree should be planted 1 to 3 inches above ground level rather than too deep. This insures your tree will be able to breath and have adequate oxygen for the root system even if you do not have well-drained soil.Before placing your tree in the hole, measure again and verify the hole is dug to th...
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