What is the purpose of peat moss?

Answer Peat moss, also known as sphagnum peat moss, is decomposed content from peat bogs. It holds up to 20 times its own weight in water. Although it has few to no nutrients, it can hold and release them... Read More »

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Is peat moss the same thing as peat humus in a garden?

Peat humus is a more fully decomposed version of peat moss, in which none of the organic material is identifiable. Peat moss is best for aerating and binding sticky and loose soils, while peat hum... Read More »

Are peat moss&peat mulch the same thing in a garden?

Peat moss and peat mulch are not the same in gardening. Peat moss is created from dried moss. Peat mulch is made up of cattails, reeds, sedges and other water plants. Peat mulch needs to be kept mo... Read More »

What do you do with peat moss?

On One Hand: Peat Moss Improves GrassPeat moss is a soil amendment that loosens compacted soil, absorbs moisture and prevents the leaching of nutrients. Improving the soil leads to better root grow... Read More »

Is peat moss pasteurised?

Peat moss is not pasteurized (sp. pasteurised in UK) or sterilized. The material carries microorganisms that feed plants and keep them healthy. When a planting mix is marked "pasteurized" it indica... Read More »