Special Planting Mix

By combining compost, vermiculite, and beneficial bacterial to the soil, roots will thrive and your plant will establish much sooner.

Most orders ship the next day!

Regular Price: $5.99

Now only $4.99

Product Details

If you would like your new plants to grow strong roots, we suggest starting with our Special Soil Planting Mix. By combining compost, vermiculite, and beneficial bacterial to the soil, roots will thrive and your plant will establish much sooner.  

Soil high in organic content will hold in more moisture. More moisture for a new plants is crucial to the sucess of planting.  By using our high quality soil mix, your trees and shrubs will be come established much quicker.  

We suggest 1 bag per tree or plant.  Mix special planting mix with existing soil when backfilling.  Water in throughly until fully saturated.  

Each bag contains 3lbs. of planting mix.  

Additional Information

Size 3 lb Bag

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 shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier 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.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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Holds in the moisture
I hate buying a soil that does not hold in moisture. I ordered a hibiscus plant to put on my patio and purchased a bag of this soil to go with it. (I refused to drive down to the store to buy a whole bag I didn't need.) I was shocked at the the quality of this soil. I honestly thought is was going to be cheap, but it locks in the moisture very well and my plant is thriving!
September 10, 2014
Great start for our new plants!
We have used a similar product in the past, with great results, so it was natural to order it for the plants we ordered from you. We felt better about planting our new plants in it, like we're taking extra care or them when starting them off.
April 25, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Nice soil
Used to pot the gardenias, seams to be a nice mix.
April 30, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Great look and feel
The plant starting special mix has a good appearance and is finely broken up. My only concern there is about a gallon size bag and I was expecting larger for planting my 6-7 eastern redbud tree. I planted the tree with the special mix but also purchased Miracle Gro Tree and Shrub topsoil with added nutrients to feed a new tree for up to 9 months. I liked that it contained 2 cubic feet versus a gallon of this product.
May 17, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Plants look great and arrived quickly.
July 23, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Awe stuff, I would like to purchase more, it's that good.
August 14, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
The pink bush looks dead, the others are doing ok.
August 7, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Nice Mix
Ordered a bag to go around each plant. It looked to be rich and of a good quality. Plants seem to be doing well.
October 1, 2017
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Special Planting Mix
The mix was good. It looked like what I ordered. No issues.
October 5, 2017
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Planting for Dummies
Super easy to use, quality planting mix!
October 12, 2017
Purchased
1 week ago
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Best planting mix for my Crape Myrtle
Sherie Ginsburg G on Oct 13, 2017
To help my tree get established
Lori K on Oct 6, 2017
Best planting mix for my Crape Myrtle
Sherie Ginsburg G on Oct 13, 2017
I wanted to make sure the plants I bought had a good starter soil mixed with the native soil.
Tyrone H on Oct 12, 2017
To help my tree get established
Lori K on Oct 6, 2017
Recommended by The Planting
Cheryl D on Oct 4, 2017
It was recommended to help blueberry bushes grow.
Mrs. Jerry H on Oct 4, 2017
It would be good to use when planting my tree
Brice M on Oct 4, 2017
I purchased a Limelight hydrangea from the local nursery. Hoping this will help it get established.
Melissa A on Oct 1, 2017
Help new plants thrive
Gail P on Sep 27, 2017
To help the process.
Toni S on Sep 26, 2017
Want to make certain shrubs thrive and based on reviews hopefully this will accomplish that.
terry k on Sep 24, 2017
try something new
Dana M on Sep 20, 2017
Was needed
Carol F on Sep 18, 2017
Hope it will help plants thrive.
Vicki R on Sep 16, 2017
I made a significant investment and want to protect it.
Robert S on Sep 8, 2017
It was recommended.I
Robert B on Sep 8, 2017
I love the Hydrangea. Its so beautiful and makes a beautiful bouquet for in the home!!
Judy S on Sep 4, 2017
To give the plant the best chance possible.
bryan D on Aug 29, 2017
integrate with bad soil
Gregory S on Aug 28, 2017
to help with planting my tulip bulbs
josef s on Aug 27, 2017
hope it will strengthen the tree
Esperita B on Aug 21, 2017
Gotta have special planting mix for special trees
Michael R on Aug 11, 2017
I like to try what they recommend. I've been pleased with my first order.
Kelly C on Aug 3, 2017
This is a purchase made on my return trip to The Planting Tree. This planting mix apparently gave my azaleas exactly the soil they needed on our rocky island. Our plants are thriving.
Lorelei G on Jul 27, 2017
Our soil is CLAY and needs a boost!
Anna W on Jul 27, 2017
help roots develop
Jerry P on Jul 26, 2017
Was recommended to make my plants grow faster, its late in the season so that is important.
Marcie W on Jul 22, 2017
to get free shipping
Ted C on Jul 19, 2017
If it might help, I'm willing to try it! Possibly order more in the future
Carla F on Jul 15, 2017
I chose this product based on the recommendation of The Planting Tree when I ordered the Soft Touch Holly shrubs and the Sky Pencil Holly tree.
Kari A on Jul 13, 2017
We wanted to make sure these trees get the best start.
Tracey T on Jul 8, 2017
Recommended by technical support.
Paul G on Jun 28, 2017
I want our plants to be successful growing and this got good reviews.
Tonia B on Jun 21, 2017
BECAUSE YOU RECOMMENED IT
Sylvia B on Jun 21, 2017
good mix
Chris K on Jun 19, 2017
Your recommendation
Jan C on Jun 19, 2017
FUNCTIONAL
wenjun z on Jun 16, 2017
bought it before great quality mix
Michael C on Jun 14, 2017
I want to make sure that Tree grow properly.
Darrell S on Jun 3, 2017
It seemed to be something my new trees would truly benefit from.
Mark A on May 24, 2017
Sounds like a product you can't find anywhere else. Thought I'd give it a try.
Roswitha S on May 21, 2017
help increase planting success and organic.
Linda B on May 16, 2017
I wanted to make sure our trees that plant in late Sprig will survive and grow beautifully so I picked this item
Emi R on May 9, 2017
Help my plant get established properly.
Aaron M on May 3, 2017
To give my new planting the best possible start!
Sandy J on May 2, 2017
Help Plants grow properly.
ANDREW T on May 1, 2017
I'm including this with 🎁 for successful planting
Cynthia D on Apr 24, 2017
soil here is georgia red clay, and needs a special planting mix for all plant installation,,,this mix sounded like what was needed
bobbi b on Apr 24, 2017
Mandatory to get new plantings started on the tight foot.
Cynthia M on Apr 18, 2017
good start for roots
Patricia S on Apr 18, 2017
We've used similar for our plants in the past with good, healthy results.
Jacqueline S on Apr 15, 2017
I wanted to make sure the plants I bought had a good starter soil mixed with the native soil.
Tyrone H on Oct 12, 2017
Recommended by The Planting
Cheryl D on Oct 4, 2017
Would this be good for my veggie garden also?
Patricia S on Jul 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: definitely!