Novice gardeners might think that you can plant in any type of soil, but experience will tell them that the type of soil you choose can set your plants up for great success or failure. The proper soil type can make the difference of a healthy, well supported garden while using poor soil can cause flowerless plants, failed crops and perhaps nothing growing in your garden at all. Selecting the right soil is key and luckily there are many to choose from. If you have a small garden or require specialty soils, then bagged soil may be the best choice. However, if you have a large area to cover, bulk soils and compost would definitely be the best approach. Please see below four common soils and compost we find useful in most lawn and garden applications.