Potted Plant Care

My plants don't need repotting yet, but would amending the soil around their roots be helpful?

December 9, 2010

I say that it's time to treat your plants to a dose of compost. Container plants can suffer from compaction and loss of fertility over time. Adding compost supplies a steady source of nutrients and loosens the soil. Remove some of the old soil around the edges and fill the spaces with compost. Don't worry about disturbing the roots. Then topdress with more compost.