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Houston’s largest garden center devoted to Texas native plants and organic gardening.

Bagged Soils, Compost and Mulch

We have a great selection of assorted soils, composts, mulches and soil amendments. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you select the right product and determine how much you will need.

What’s the Difference?

A guide to soils, compost & Mulches. 

The terms can get a bit confusing, so here is a simple reference guide.:

  • Soils are the foundation in the garden, the base if you will. It is comprised primarily of sand, silt and clay particles as well as various trace minerals. There are many types of soil blends that are created for different applications. Garden mix soil makes a great base for raised beds. Potting soil is usually a soilless sterile mixture of raw materials (coir, peat, vermiculite, perlite, etc. ) used for starting seeds, and container plantings. A good potting soil should be porous for root aeration and drainage while retaining water and nutrients.
  • Compost is decomposed organic matter (leaves, small tree limbs, food waste, manure) which when added to the soil improves it’s fertility and supports benefical microbes, insects, fungi and bacteria in the soil.
  • Mulch is similar to compost, but usually just contains decomposed tree and shrub material. It is placed on top of the soil to keep moisture in, weeds from growing and roots cool. It breaks down over time and feeds the soil too.

Fox Farm
Coco Loco, Soil Conditioner & Planting Mix

Supreme Soil for your garden!

Bush Doctor Coco Loco is  triple washed and has low salt content. A great potting mix that will not require water as often as your usual potting mix. The coir in Coco Loco behaves like sponges making water available as needed by the plants. It also creates less humidity which reduces the possibility of attracting mold and root rot, as well as leaving insects less likely to bother your potted plants.

Happy Frog Soil Conditioner is a blend of finely screened, pH-balanced forest humus, earthworm castings, and bat guano, as well as, beneficial microbes that stimulate root development and help plants access nutrients in the soil.

Fox Farm Original Planting Mix – The very best for your soil! It’s got everything you need to get your garden off to a good start: earthworm castings, bat guano, kelp meal, composted forest humus, sphagnum peat moss, and more. this mix also helps hold moisture in the soil which keeps plants hydrated and growing.

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Nature’s Way
Blueberry & Native Plant Mixes

Good gardening starts with good soil!

Nature’s Way Blueberry Mix  is a special mix created for acid loving plants. It contains compost, composted mulch, topsoil, washed sand, MicroLife TM organic fertilizer, greensand for iron and other minerals and sulfur for the acidity required.

Nature’s Way Native Plant Mix is a blended soil that has a high screened topsoil content that has been enriched with our fungal compost and leaf mold compost with some composted native mulch added for drainage and microbial support. It is designed to work with most of the native plants used to attract butterfly and hummingbirds and create an ideal habitat for birds and other wildlife. We suggest using it especially when planting or growing our native milkweed seeds.



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Nature’s Way
Leaf Mold Compost

Back by Popular Demand!

It’s back! Nature’s Way Leaf Mold Compost is a high quality compost that is produced primarily from recycled leaves, with a little grass, and horse manure mixed in. It is slowly composted to ensure the highest quality. It is then screened to ensure consistency and size. This product is rich in beneficial microbes and we highly recommend its use on lawns, vegetable gardens, annuals, and in flower beds.




Vegan Compost

The Ground Up

Handcrafted Vegan Compost is a diverse, vegan quality, ultra rich, compost teeming with beneficial microorganisms. Made entirely from organic fruits, veggies & native plants, this compost builds soil structure, increases water retention, replenishes essential nutrients and improves your landscape’s ability to resist drought and disease while growing healthier, more beautiful plants.


All American Turkey Compost

Lady Bug Natural Brand

All American Turkey Compost™ is a classic organic gardening soil amendment. Made of 100% turkey litter that has been properly composted. Excellent for the vegetable garden to help promote healthy root systems, water retention, and more fruit production. Use on the lawn to produce that healthy green lawn you’ve been longing for too. Topdress the lawn with a ¼ to ½ inch layer of All American Turkey Compost™ twice a year. Topdressing improves the microbial count, helping to fight disease and promoting water retention. This saves you money on your water bill! Your plants and grass will appreciate what you have done for them.


Revitalizer Compost

Lady Bug Natural Brand

The famous blend of five beneficial composts with a trace of minerals. Made from the highest quality compost available. The blend of humus and manure composts provides a wide variety of beneficial fungal and bacterial microorganisms. Some plants prefer to be surrounded by beneficial fungal microorganisms while others do well with bacterial microorganisms. The Revitalizer™ Compost can be used for enriching and improving the texture of garden soils; loosening heavy clay and compacted soils; top dressing gardens, landscapes, and lawns; mulching around trees and shrubs; and stimulating microbial life for natural disease suppression and nutrient availability and uptake.


Citrus & Fruit Tree Soil

The Ground Up (TGU)

The Handcrafted Citrus & Fruit Tree Soil is a rich, well-draining planting soil which is a combination of various high quality soils, compost & amendments from The Ground Up. It includes the Vegan Compost, Expanded Shale, Dark-Aged Pine Bark, Special Reserve Greensand, large-grain angular sand, microbial foods, essential minerals & calcium. Lots of essential nutrients for maximum growth & production. Inoculated with more than 70 trace minerals, seaweed, molasses, humic acid & endo/ectomycorrhizae.

Great for in-ground or container plantings of citrus, fruit, nuts & avocados.


Rose and Azalea Soil

The Ground up (TGU)

Premium Rose & Azalea Soil is perfect for all acid-loving plants and includes ourHandcrafted Vegan Compost, dark-aged pine bark, large-grain angular sand, Special Reserve Greensand, microbial foods & essential minerals.  Excellent for any garden or flowerbed containing plants requiring  soil with a lower pH level, such as roses, azaleas, begonias, citrus, hydrangeas, & magnolias.

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Veggie and Herb Mix

The Ground up (TGU)

Handcrafted Veggie & Herb Container + Raised Bed Soil is ultra light and custom designed for growing in raised beds and creating edible gardens. Created from Handcrafted Vegan Compost, dark-aged pine bark, Signature Expanded Shale, large-grain angular sand, coconut fiber, vermiculite, Special Reserve Greensand, microbial foods & essential minerals.  Made entirely from local and sustainable materials, this soil is both unique and incredibly effective.  Perfectly balanced for planting all types of vegetables and herbs.

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Vortex Potting Soil

Lady Bug Natural Brand

High performance formula consisting of a blend of five beneficial compost, mineral sand, expanded shale and perlite. The Vortex™ Potting Soil can be used for all your container gardening needs.

If you should decide to start seeds, please be sure to screen the Vortex due to the expanded shale and mineral sand. You can successfully grow house plants, annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, citrus, succulents, and cacti in this potting soil. Vortex Potting Soil is compost based and will produce a leachate of compost tea. We recommend that you protect sensitive surfaces from staining.


Compost Bins

Make your own compost!

To get your own compost started, we have a great selection of bins, tumblers & compost accelerators, including:

  • UpCycle Compost Tumblers
  • Compost Bins – Earth Machine ‘Darth Vader’ (pictured) & Trash Burner Composter.
  • Compost Accelerators – Humates, Molasses, Vegan Compost, Soil Activators.