How to care for your soil

Soil is the backbone of your garden. Care for it well and it will not only grow you beautiful flowers and vegetables, it will provide a wildlife habitat while storing lots of carbon and water too


The gardener’s secret weapon, mulching helps keep soil healthy and plants happy


Home-made compost is a brilliant soil improver and mulch. A compost heap also helps you get rid of garden waste in an eco-friendly way

What’s the problem with peat?

Using peat in gardening has some serious environmental implications. Its extraction damages precious landscapes and wildlife habitats, while destroying an important carbon sink. There's never been a better time to go peat-free.

Other ways to make a difference in your garden

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.