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Gardens can Benefit from a Little Charcoal

In the backyard we think of charcoal for the grill, not the garden. But gardeners can give their gardens a boost with horticultural charcoal and grow healthier plants.
    PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 03, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Charcoal is a simple and effective way to drastically improve the quality of garden soil. Benefits of adding charcoal include a raised pH level, increased moisture retention, and better air circulation to the root systems. Additionally, once added there's no need to keep adding charcoal; its benefits last for years.

For every 2 square feet of garden space add 1 pound of charcoal. Avant Garden Decor recommends purchasing horticultural charcoal, which can be found at most garden centers, as opposed to outdoor grill charcoal.

Avant Garden Decor offers this charcoal gardening tip in its latest free, online garden magazine, "Love Your Yard." The online magazine offers gardeners many tips, how-to instructions and current trends in gardening that are highly valued by the gardening community. The magazine can be found at:

Once the charcoal has been purchased, a dry garden should be tilled about 8 inches deep. Use this time to remove any rocks, sticks, etc., and then spread the charcoal out over the garden surface. Begin tilling the garden again and folding the charcoal into the soil to a depth of about 6-8 inches.

Water, fertilize and add compost to the garden soil at this time and the charcoal will immediately begin to retain water and nutrients more effectively.

Gardeners will find that charcoal brings great benefit over time and plants will appreciate the moisture retention, the better air circulation for their roots and the raised pH level.

Avant Garden Decor is a premier brand of innovative outdoor living decor, including the CobraCo Brand. From stylish planters and baskets, to flower boxes, plant stands, and fire pits, the CobraCo Brand is the outdoor entertainer's choice for outdoor decor. Avant Garden Decor also offers Gardener's Blue Ribbon brand of garden helpers, such as garden stakes, accessories, and various plant saucers that meet the demands of both gardening hobbyists and enthusiasts alike. Gardeners can contact Avant Garden Decor at or 800-323-5800.

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