What makes peat?

Answer Peat consists of decayed vegetation the complete decay of which has been arrested by the acid in bog-water.

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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 »

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 »

What Is a Biodegradable Peat Pot?

Biodegradable has become a term of concern as people become more aware of how much of our trash ends up in landfills and then in the oceans. Biodegradable means simply that a material will decompos... 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 »