How to Mix Bonsai Soil

Bonsai represents nature's grandeur in miniature. Historical evidence suggests people in China practiced the art of bonsai almost 2000 years ago. The trees, moss and miniature plants found in bonsai require specific care, including the correct soil mix. Soil that drains too quickly or retains too much moisture causes damage to the sensitive root system of the bonsai. Mixing your own bonsai soil ensures your small landscape has the nutrients, drainage and moisture retention needed for healthy and sustainable growth. Whether starting a new bonsai or transplanting older trees, making your own planting mix connects you to nature through an ancient art form.


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