Soil List, 2019

Classifications

B | Bedding Soil, flowers & Vegetables

Soils that encourage root growth; formulated with compost that breaks down over time; formulated to mix with our clay soils to encourage root spread.

P | Potting Soil

Well-draining, Plant specific, Specialty plants such as cactus or tropical plants that need to be protected from freeze.

A | Amendments & Conditioners

Use to establish new nutrients to old flower/vegetable beds; use to amend soil for acid lovers; amend soil for arid plants; enrich basic soil with nutrients.

C | Composts

Enrich basic soil; encourage vegetable/fruit/root production; prepare and amend flower/vegetable beds by mixing/tilling in compost; aerate/break up our local clay-rich soil.

M | Mulch

Various barks and straw to layer on top of beds to add nutrients, encourage beneficial bacteria, prevent soil erosion, and weed germination.

G | Ground Covers

Large quantities of tried and trusted components of great garden mixes.


Buying in bulk?

We offer the following products by the yard or half-yard for trucks and trailers. This is the most economical option for large-scale projects.

shredded hardwood mulch

shredded pine bark mulch

soil mix

Mixed on site, our Enchanted soil blend contains compost, topsoil, sharp sand, and premium Microlife fertilizer for long term fertilization.

leaf mold compost | out of stock


The Best Organic Ingredients

Here is a key to some organic ingredients that you will find in our quality soil products.

Humate

composed of various forms of carbon, are naturally occurring material that is very rich in humified organic matter and humic substances. Humate are now recognized as the single most productive input in sustainable agriculture.

Humus

Feeds beneficial soil organisms, which enhances nutrient availability.

Greensand

Provides iron and other minerals that are necessary for plant health. Iron deficiency can result in yellowing leaves.

Sulfur

Increases acidity

Microlife Fertilizer

Organic pelleted fertilizer widely used in local botanical gardens and residential neighborhoods

Alfalfa Meal

A great source of nutrients and Triacontanol, a natural growth stimulant

Cottonseed meal

A natural fertilizer high in Nitrogen that is excellent for acid-loving plants

Charcoal Ash

Absorbs impurities and sweetens the soil.



 

Ocean Forest, Fox Farm | P, B, C, A

Excellent for Avocado trees, other fruiting and vegetable plants, and house plants | Blend of kelp meal, fish emulsion, crab meal, shrimp meal, bat guano, oyster shell, peat moss, and aged forest products; light texture for aeration and drainage; pH adjusted for optimum nutrient uptake.

Strawberry Fields, Fox Farm | P, B, C, A

Excellent for flowering and fruiting plants | 35–45% coco fiber, sphagnum peat moss, aged forest products, perlite, and fertilizer; earthworm castings, bat guano, oyster shell, and dolomitic lime; live species of beneficial mycorrhizal fungi and bacteria; light texture for aeration and drainage.

Flower & Vegetable Mix, Jungle Land | P, B, C, A

Heavy and nutrient rich soil equivalent to the quality of the Lady Bug Brand Vortex Potting Soil; use in pots or in raised beds | Blend of composted, aged, and processed pine bark, long-fiber sphagnum peat moss, vermiculite, perlite, and horticultural-grade charcoal ash (to absorb impurities and sweeten the soil); includes time-release plant food for continuous feeding for up to four months; trace elements and minerals for healthier roots, stems, and foliage.

Gardeners Magic, Landscapers Pride | P, B, A

A mixture of humus, soil conditioner, composted rice hulls, & dehydrated chicken litter; naturally organic; use for raised beds, vegetables, pots, & all backyard gardening.

Potting Soil, Landscapers Pride | P

Excellent economical potting base for mix-ins | Composted bark; sharp sand; blended organics; mix with perlite, vermiculite, or sphagnum peat to formulate your own custom potting mix!

Planting Mix, Landscapers Pride | B

A suitable base for any kind of bed | Blend of loamy topsoil, composted bark, and biologically active organics; can be used alone or enriched with mixed amendments.

Premium Rose Mix, Landscapers Pride | B, P, A

A blend of fresh aged pine, organic compost, sphagnum peat, perlite, slow release fertilizer, and micro-nutrients. This blend is formulated to maximize plant health and bloom production.

50/50 Potting Soil, Nature's Way | P, C

Excellent for vegetables | 50% fine-screen leaf-mold compost and native compost; well-balanced in beneficial bacteria and fungi essential to plant health and growth; greatly increases root growth, holds moisture until plant needs it.

Promix Potting Mix, Promix | P, A

Excellent for succulents and ceramic planters | 75–85% Canadian sphagnum peat moss; horticultural grade perlite and vermiculite; dolomitic and calcitic limestone (pH adjustment); a wetting agent

Raised Bed Mix, Soil Mender | B, A

Excellent for raised beds and large containers | Blend of composted cotton burrs and composted organic topsoil, coir, expanded shale, lava sand, granite sand, basalt, humates, montmorillonite and diatomaceous earth.

Soil Mix, Soil Mender | B, P

Great for raised beds and large containers | Blend of composted cotton burrs and composted organic topsoil. Prepare your existing soil by mixing a 2–3" layer with 4–8" depth of existing soil. Also appropriate to use as a lawn top-dress (0.25–0.5" thick); suggested to mix with 50% expanded shale for best drainage results.

Amendments & Conditioners

Happy Frog Soil Conditioner, Fox Farm | A, B, C

Use for the best veggie garden of your life! Rejuvenate established beds or get new ones off to a great start; aged and finely screened composted forest humus, earthworm castings, bat guano, and more; contains 15 types of mycorrhizal fungi, powerful root stimulator, and 5 types of beneficial bacteria.

Acid Lover's Mix, Nature's Way | A, B

Excellent for the first year of growth of Blueberries, Camellias, Roses, Azaleas | Blend of compost, composted mulch, topsoil, washed sand, greensand (for iron and other minerals), and sulfur for the acidity; High-quality Microlife organic fertilizer.

Cactus/Desert Mix, Nature's Way | A, B, P

Excellent for arid climate plants, such as succulents and desert roses | Blend of leaf mold compost, composted topsoil, granite sand, expanded shale, washed concrete sand, coarse torpedo sand, and powdered Ag-lime for extra calcium.

Citrus Mix, Nature's Way | A, B, P, C

Specially formulated to solve root rot problems for citrus grown in containers (also good for in-ground planting) | Blend of mix of composted mulches, compost, topsoil, expanded shale (for aeration), greensand (for higher fertility needs of citrus), granite sand, and coarse torpedo sand; high quality Microlife organic fertilizer and Ag-Lime for extra calcium.

Rose Soil Blend, Nature's Way | A, B, P

Recommended and formulated by Houston Rose Society, everything your roses need for the first year | Blend of composted and screened topsoil, washed sand, leaf mold compost, granite sand, and Texas greensand; Includes high quality MicroLife organic fertilizer and paramagnetic trace minerals.

Rose Bed Amendment | A, B, C

Great for flower beds, organic | Blend of composted cotton burrs, composted cattle manure, alfalfa meal (great source of nutrients and triacontanol, a natural growth stimulant), cottonseed meal (a high nitrogen natural fertilizer excellent for acid-loving plants), feather meal, and humate.

Peat Moss, ProMoss | A

A natural organic soil conditioner that regulates air and moisture around plant roots for ideal growing conditions. Adds organic matter to sandy soil and loosens clay soil. Excellent soil amendment when planting acid-loving plants (roses, azaleas, camellias, gardenias, blueberries, etc.)—combine equal parts peat and soil in the back-fill mix from your ground.

Expanded Shale, Soil Mender | A

Porous, lightweight, super-heated rock that loosens and aerates poor clay soil, imparting moisture retention in sandy soils. It holds water and nutrients around your plants’ roots then slowly releases them. It does not break down once integrated, so you only have to buy it once! To apply, till or mix in one to three inches into the top six inches of soil while amending your garden beds with compost. It can also be used in large containers.

Garden Soil Builder, Soil Mender | A, B, C

Enhance soil and encourage vigorous growth with essential organic and biological material that improves moisture holding capacity, aids in nutrient delivery to plants and protects roots from harmful pathogens | Blend of composted cotton burrs, composted cattle manure, alfalfa meal, and humates.

Worm Castings, Wormganic | A, C

Odor-free, non-burning, non-toxic worm castings that increase nutrients for flower/vegetable beds and ornamental pots; increases soil fertility, nutrient retention, and water retention capacity; provides beneficial bacteria and fungi which are vital for healthy soil.

Pine Straw Bales | A

A natural organic soil conditioner that regulates air and moisture around plant roots for ideal growing conditions. Adds organic matter to sandy soil and loosens clay soil. Excellent soil amendment when planting acid-loving plants (roses, azaleas, camellias, gardenias, blueberries, etc.)—combine equal parts peat and soil in the backfill mix from your ground.

Vermiculite | A

An excellent soil amendment for any soil or bed that aerates, improves moisture and nutrient retention, and provides easy anchorage for young root systems. It is very light and easy to handle.

Composts

Acidified Cotton Burrs, Back To Earth | C, A

All-purpose, organic soil builder for loosening clay soils and increasing retention of soil moisture and nutrients in garden beds or vegetable gardens. Elemental sulfur added to lower pH of the soil for acid-loving plants such as azaleas, camellias, gardenias, roses, and many vegetables. Natural antifungal properties; breaks down and supplies nutrients quickly; re-wets more efficiently than peat or coir; nutritious topdressing or mulch for vegetable beds, plants, trees, and shrubs.

Cattle Manure, Soil Mender | C

Quality, well-aged composted cow manure that is non-burning and odor free; a bountiful source of humus | To apply to a bed, lightly blacken soil surface with manure, then work in (double this amount for poor soils & vegetable gardens) | To apply with a cyclone spreader, open the spreader wide.

Chicken Manure, Back To Earth | C

Feed beneficial soil organisms with this fully composted chicken manure. It will aerate the soil and help keep harmful organisms and pathogens in check. The composting process occurs aerobically at nearly 160 degrees (F) which kills weed seeds and harmful pathogens. It is nearly odor-free, low in moisture content and salts.

Cotton Burrs, Back To Earth | C, A

All-purpose, organic soil builder for loosening clay soils and increasing retention of soil moisture and nutrients in garden beds or vegetable gardens. Natural anti-fungal properties; breaks down and supplies nutrients quickly; re-wets more efficiently than peat or coir; neutral pH so it does not affect the acidity nor the alkalinity of the soil; nutritious topdressing or mulch for vegetable beds, plants, trees, and shrubs.

Farm Dirt Compost, Farm Dirt | C, A

High quality compost with high microbial counts proudly made in Houston, Texas! Featured in The Houston Chronicle. Supports sustainable agricultural projects in Houston's inner city. Contains composted fruit and vegetable scraps, leaves, and wood chips. No animal products used. Increases fertility, helps loosen clay, and feeds beneficial soil microbes which help fight disease. Mix into or top-dress vegetable gardens and flowerbeds.

Leaf Mold Compost, Nature's Way | C, A

Primarily recycled leaves with a little grass and horse manure. Slowly composted over a long period into a rich humus then screened to ensure consistency and size. Increases fertility, helps loosen clay, and feeds beneficial soil microbes which help fight disease. Use to top-dress lawns to help save water and prevent brown patch and other problems. Mix into or top-dress vegetable gardens and flowerbeds for added nutrients.

Mushroom Compost, Landscapers Pride | C, A

Pasteurized mushroom compost blended with Landscaper’s Pride compost. Use to top dress gardens, landscapes and lawns. Enriches and improves the texture of garden soils. Helpful in adjusting pH. Locally sourced product.

Turkey Compost, Dr. Gobbler | C

One hundred percent properly composted organic turkey "litter." Add to vegetable gardens to promote healthy roots, water retention, and more fruit. Top-dress lawn twice per year for healthy, green turf. Top-dress or amend garden beds to stimulate microbial life for natural disease suppression and nutrient availability and uptake. Contains pine shavings and rice hulls. Antibiotic free.

Mulches

Azalea Mulch, Nature's Way | M, A

Perfect for all acid-loving plants: azaleas, camellias, gardenias, hydrangeas, magnolias, blueberries, and more. Blend of leaf mold compost, composted native mulch, and partially composted pine needles and leaves shredded to create a fibrous texture with Texas greensand—to increase the iron and nutrient content—and sulfur—to increase acidity.

Black Velvet Mulch, Landscapers Pride | M, G

This organic black mulch can be used on garden beds, walkways, play areas, running tracks, or as a general ground cover to give a well-groomed and finished appearance. Three inches of mulch over the top of garden beds improves moisture retention, regulates soil temperature, prevents erosion, and discourages weeds.

Cedar Mulch, Soil Mender | M, G

Made of shredded bark of cedar trees, this mulch is great for deterring insects. Use it as a top dress (three inches) around flowerbeds, shrubs, and trees. Reddish-brown and pleasantly fragrant when fresh. Comes in a large bag that is 150% bigger than the other mulches. Three inches of mulch over the top of garden beds improves moisture retention, regulates soil temperature, prevents erosion, and discourages weeds.

Cypress Mulch, Soil Mender | M

Contains the shredded bark and wood of pond cypress and bald cypress trees. Use as a top dress. It will weather to a soft gray color. Three inches of mulch over the top of garden beds improves moisture retention, regulates soil temperature, prevents erosion, and discourages weeds.

Hardwood Mulch, Landscapers Pride | M, G

A dark brown top dress for garden beds, walkways, play areas, running track, or general ground cover. Ideal for areas subject to wind or water erosion. Not recommended for tilling into the soil. Three inches of mulch over the top of garden beds improves moisture retention, regulates soil temperature, prevents erosion, and discourages weeds.

Native Double Ground Hardwood Mulch, Nature's Way | M, C, G

Made from an assortment of native trees ground up and aged for a few weeks, then reground to a finer texture. Resists washing out as the fibers tend to lock together. As microbes slowly decompose this mulch, it will break up heavy clay over time and enrich the soil. Three inches of mulch over the top of garden beds improves moisture retention, regulates soil temperature, prevents erosion, and discourages weeds.

Pine Bark Mulch, Landscapers Pride | M, A, G

Pine bark mulch is a reddish-brown color and composts to form a rich base for potting soils. It can be worked into soil to replenish organic content and amend the acidity level. Three inches of mulch over the top of garden beds improves moisture retention, regulates soil temperature, prevents erosion, and discourages weeds.

Pine Straw Bales | M, A, G

Pine needles are the best top-dress to prevent weed germination in garden beds. It provides the perfect level of acidity for your plants to absorb maximum soil nutrients. Provides a longer lasting mulch that locks together but does not compact, allowing for excellent water filtration. It is lightweight and easy to apply. One bale covers 40 square feet at 3 inches deep. It improves moisture retention, regulates soil temperature, prevents erosion, and discourages weeds.

Ground Covers

Decomposed Granite, Earth's Finest | G

Consists of small, coarse granite chunks & lots of fine materials, all from the Texas Hill Country. Compacts well to stay in place and drains quickly.

Pea Gravel, Living Earth | G

Native washed gravel often used in unpaved driveways and for pathways. Mixed brown in color with a rounded texture. The pebbles range in size from three-eighths to five-eighths of an inch. Makes for an attractive landscape accent and mulch for cacti and succulent planters. Mix into planters to improve drainage.

Play Sand, Earth's Finest | G, A

Fine-textured sand used in sand boxes, volleyball courts, et cetera. Can also be used in potting mixes or beneath pavers and flagstones.

Top Soil, Landscapers Pride | G

Great for leveling low spots and spreading beneath new sod for faster root development. | A blend of sandy loam (sand, silt, and clay) with organic composted leaves, branches, manure, straw, grass clippings, and stable bedding.

Turf Builder, Soil Mender | G, A

Ideal when planting new grass, repairing damaged or bare spots in existing lawns, or adding organic matter to older or stressed turf. This strong nutrient base mends poor soils and adds rich organic matter, including composted cotton burrs, composted cattle manure, alfalfa meal, cottonseed meal, feather meal, sulfur, and coffee bean hulls.