Loosens and Aerates Soil for Better Plant Growth
People are often surprised to hear that plants need air near their roots for healthy growth. After all, roots are in the ground. How does air get through all that soil? The fact is, good gardening soil is full of tiny air pockets. They allow moisture and nutrients to reach the roots more easily. They allow roots to grow easily, too. Many people find that their native soil is hard and compacted, making it a challenge to establish new in-ground plants. Miracle-Gro® Expand 'n Gro™ can radically improve the condition of native soil. When mixed in with native soil, Expand ‘n Gro can create up to 90% more air space for plant roots to grow. Even if you have heavy, compacted or clay soil in your garden, Expand 'n Gro makes it looser, easier to work and up to 40% lighter.
A Lightweight Product for Heavy Duty
Expand 'n Gro is made from all-natural materials and Miracle-Gro® plant food. When you buy it at the store, you're surprised at how small the bag is. A bag of Expand 'n Gro that weighs less than 5 pounds improves the same garden area as a bag of traditional garden soil that can weigh 20 pounds or more. However, when you mix Expand 'n Gro in with your native soil and add water, it expands up to 3 times its volume - permanently. Once mixed in, it helps your garden soil retain moisture while it feeds your plants for up to 6 months.
How to Use Expand 'n Gro in Your Garden
Spread a layer of Expand 'n Gro 1 inch thick across the top of your planting area. Mix it in with your native soil using a shovel or garden tiller to a depth of 4-6 inches. Then plant as usual and water thoroughly.