When it comes to quality of your mushroom soil, you want to purchase from someone who understands the process of its creation and what affects that overall quality. For instance, thoroughly processed mushroom compost resembles dark topsoil, has a loose crumbly structure, and earthy aroma. It contains an average of 25 percent organic matter and 58 percent moisture on a wet volume basis.
The average pH level for mushroom soil should be between 6.0 and 7.0 which is pretty ideal for plants. The ideal compost would have a ratio of 30:1 or lower of carbon relative to nitrogen. The soil must be composted at set required temperatures to avoid addition of unwanted additives. We make sure our mushroom compost has great nutrient availability.
Our company also understands how and when to use mushroom soil. For instance, we recommend adding this soil in the fall, so it can age and mellow over the winter. Mushroom compost is rich in soluble salts that can kill germinating seeds and harm salt-sensitive plants. For this reason, the mushroom compost is usually mixed with garden soil. It can also be used as a mulch around perennials, trees, and shrubs. As long as your mixture is of high quality, you can lessen any negative effects it may have on the rest of your landscape.
S Pancoast Topsoil & Mulches proudly provides excellent mushroom soil to those in the Broomall, PA area, so contact us today!