April Specials

Save big during the month of April with Sweetland Garden Mercantile’s special discounts on select soil products.

APRIL’S SPECIALS

20% OFF Black Gold Soils – 15% OFF Dr Earth, EB Stone, Greenall Potting Soils & Composts – 20% OFF Diatomic Humus 50/50 30# bags.


Also, be sure to come into the nursery to see our seasonal selection of herb and veggie starts, potted ornamentals, roses, and fig trees.

winter sale at sweetland garden mercantile

Winter Sale

Enjoy 20% off L.E. Cooke Bare Root Fruit Trees and 30% off on last year’s select soils and amendments when you mention this ad! All L.E. Cooke Bare Root Trees EB Stone Planting Mix Dr Earth Rose and Garden Green All Soil Booster Diatomic 50/50 Black Owl Bio Char This sale runs 2/15-3/15 or until supplies run out. Hurry in!

how to feed your soil

Soil Fertility and Plant Health

It is that time of year. You are probably asking yourself, what do I add to my soil to improve it. If you feed your soil, your soil will feed your plants.

Fertile soil is one rich in good organic matter, humus, and a large and diverse population of microbiology. It has air pockets, the ability to hold water, the ability to drain water, and a good earthy smell. It also includes organic sources of macro and micronutrients. Healthy, well fed soil, will contain lots of nutrients for Microbes. The microbes will feed your plants.

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A Gardener’s Guide to Soil Amendments

How can we build a soil that will feed our plants? The goal in building soil is to create soil that is nutrient rich and is biologically active. We have learned, through the actions of Big Ag, that adding quick acting chemical fertilizers actually decreases the health of plants and the nutrient value of our foods (in addition to damaging aquatic life, birds and beneficial insect populations.) In gardening, less is actually more. If we add what plants need into the soil and make sure our soil is chock-full of a healthy microorganisms, then we actually will gain more.

Read moreA Gardener’s Guide to Soil Amendments