2nd October 2019

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What is the difference between top soil and potting soil?

What is the difference between topsoil and potting soil and which one should you use? Potting soil is for planting in containers. Topsoil is sand or clay (ground-up rocks) mixed with organic materials such as compost. Potting soil is a mixture of peat moss and other organic materials such as composted sawdust.

Why is top soil so important?

Importance. Plants generally concentrate their roots in and obtain most of their vital nutrients from this layer. Actual depth of the topsoil layer can be measured as the depth from the surface to the first densely packed soil layer known as subsoil.
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