What flour is to baking, soil is to growing. And good gardeners are particular about their soil. They care as much about what’s not in it as what is.

After all, growing is a process, and as with baking, there’s more than one way to bake a cake. One person who knows the ins and outs of soils better than anyone is Mike Swanson, The Home Depot’s Merchant of Soils and Mulch. Mike recently sat down with us to discuss his role, the importance of using the right soil and the innovations we can expect to see in The Home Depot’s Garden Center this spring.

Read the full interview.