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PittMoss® Prime

PittMoss® is a revolutionary product designed to be used as a plant growing substrate. It is made of recycled newspaper and helps plants develop stronger root systems and uniform growth. PittMoss® is the product of decades of experimentation to find the ideal growing medium to encourage healthy plant development while practicing a more responsible use of our natural resources.

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Product Details

Healthy, Beautiful Plants - PittMoss® helps plants grow better due to its unique properties:

  • Superior water retention for extended shelf life, improved wilt point, and reduced water requirements
  • Excellent porosity for superior delivery of water and nutrients to roots
  • Pathogen free for reduction of chemical application


Quality and Reliability - As a manufactured fiber produced in a controlled environment, PittMoss® is:

  • Available year round and not subject to seasonality
  • Free of pathogens and foreign objects such as sticks and twigs
  • Engineered to quality specifications


Natural and Sustainable - PittMoss® is one of the most sustainable innovations in modern horticulture because it:

  • Is made from recycled paper rescued from dwindling landfill space
  • Protects ground water by reducing runoff of fertilizers and chemicals
  • Reduces demand on strained water supply

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Clay soil
Marguerite L on Oct 15, 2016
it is a good producut and want to try it
kenneth c on Sep 17, 2016
Clay soil
Marguerite L on Oct 15, 2016
product got good reviews from your customers
L A on Sep 25, 2016
it is a good producut and want to try it
kenneth c on Sep 17, 2016
I've avoided peat moss instead using coco coir, willing to try something new for my gardening of vegetables. I grow organically so thought I'd give this a try.
Dianne on Sep 16, 2016
I believe in the product and the principles surrounding its development.
Doug W on Sep 15, 2016
I just wanted to check out a small sample to see what it was like. I am all about sustainable products.
James C on Sep 12, 2016
this seems like a wonderful product that helps our planet.
Susan H on Sep 9, 2016
Finally available online... big hopes for this product as it is a sustainable alternative to peat moss. Best of luck to this company!
Scott M on Aug 31, 2016
Saw it on Shark Tank & ordered it. Knowing a little something about plant moisture absorption & retention I felt that this is something that makes a lot of sense, will make my life easier,my plants healthier & happier. Cant wait to see the results!
Tracy W on Aug 23, 2016
Saw on Shark Tank. Wife thinks it will be a good product. Ordered small bag for testing. May order larger sizes if happy.
Barry H on Aug 18, 2016
i think its a good product
Jessica c on Aug 17, 2016
Had the trees desired
Linda B on Aug 12, 2016
product got good reviews from your customers
L A on Sep 25, 2016
I've avoided peat moss instead using coco coir, willing to try something new for my gardening of vegetables. I grow organically so thought I'd give this a try.
Dianne on Sep 16, 2016
How many cubic ft per lb is it?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Pittmoss weighs 8lbs per cu.ft.
What is the volume of a 50lb bag?
A shopper on Aug 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 6.25 cu.ft.
Can I use Pittmoss on my bare areas of my St. Augustine lawn?
gary h on Aug 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can but it wouldn't be needed. The best thing would be to get a couple pieces of sod and patch in the bare areas.
Can it be used to grow large hardwood trees from seed such as an American chestnut?
Patrick G on Aug 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! Since your growing from seed we would recommend mixing Pittmoss with our planting mix for best results.
Is this only for potted plants? Or can I use it outside in my flowerbeds mixed with regular soil?
Debbie W on Aug 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Pittmoss is best used when mixed with your existing soil when planting. It improves the soil and holds in moisture which helps new plants become established faster.
Is it good for planting Hydrangeas?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! Its excellent for mixing to your existing soil before planting. It will help your new plants become established quicker and will add compost to your soil.


Directions For Using PittMoss® Prime To Improve Garden Soil And Flower Beds

Blending PittMoss® Prime into flower beds and garden soil is easy. Simply spread 1 to 2 inches on the surface and till it into the soil to a depth of 4 to 6 inches. The added fiber improves the soil structure. Increased water and nutrients holding can be experienced. When using PittMoss® Prime, expect to decrease the frequency of water applications once the plants are established. Always remember to water thoroughly after planting to promote good plant development. Applied fertilizers and nutrients are more readily held in PittMoss® than in many native soils. Applications of PittMoss® Prime can be made yearly providing continuous soil improvement.

Planting Instructions

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.



Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart.  At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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I placed my first order for PittMoss & started using it one month ago. Prior to this I watered my plants every other day. The weather has gotten hotter since then & with the PittMoss my watering has been cut down substantially & my sunflowers have been amazing blossoming like crazy. Since then I've also ordered 50 more pounds of PittMoss, can't wait to see the results with my other plants. Thank you for this product, I'm loving it!!!
September 6, 2016
2 months ago
Get on the Pitt moss train everyone! Great results and low environmental footprint. What's not to love about this startup??
September 11, 2016
1 month ago

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