A low maintenance and vigorous garden starts with a healthy soil. Most of the Lower Mainland lies on heavy clay soil that tends to be quite fertile. But even healthy soil can become tired, unbalanced, layered, rock hard, root bound or waterlogged over the years. As the soil and plant health are inseparably linked, we take great care to observe, monitor, excavate, even test, when possible, the earth your garden grows in. It allows us to determine what kind of soil texture, structure, fertility, acidity your garden is made of and take proper measures to improve it.
We are firm believers in the benefits of organic soil amendment and compost to encourage soil biodiversity. We encourage you to fertilize your garden annually or bi-annually. Mulching is also a method we use to improve soil and plants in certain cases, as well as preventing weeds.