SUSTAINABLE SOIL AMENDMENT FOR WATER RETENTION & SEED STARTING
The Organic Coco Coir soil amendment is an excellent addition to your gardening supplies!
With tough and long lasting coconut fibers that decompose at a slow rate, you can use this high quality coconut coir for gardening or plants to improve your soil’s water retention, ability to retain nutrients, for seed starting, or for creating your own garden soil! Coconut husks have excellent water management that allows for proper drainage while still retaining moisture and allowing the plant’s root systems to grow.
What Is Coco Coir?
Our bagged Coco Coir product comes from mature, ripe COCONUTS! Everything in between the outer shell and the coconut seed inside is considered a brown coconut coir product. After harvesting, coconut husks are soaked in water, dried, and processed into fine bits for use in the garden and/or hydroponic garden systems.
HOW TO USE COCO COIR
Coconut coir for plants has many horticultural uses in the garden! Many hydroponic growing systems use it as a growing medium as well as a filler for raised garden beds, or as a soil amendment for native soils that are too sandy or heavy clay soil. Because of its high water retention, you will want to mix it with other components to ensure you have the right mixture of ingredients. You can use this bag of Coco Coir fibers for seed starting and plant propagation. One of the best ways to use it is by making your own Coco Coir soil mix.
Growing in Coco Coir potting mix helps to retain water and specific nutrients for longer in comparison to using other soil additives with a shorter lifespan. Coco peat is great to provide plant growth for indoor and outdoor plants alike!
How To Make Coco Coir Soil
You can blend this ready-to-use coco coir into your garden soil or homemade potting soil. It’s a great alternative to sphagnum peat moss with a more neutral pH level and is more environmentally friendly and a renewable resource. An aerator element is essential for allowing oxygen to flow freely through your Coco Coir potting mix. Perlite or vermiculite is an excellent option to create space for oxygen which helps keep plants alive. Because Coco Coir mixes only contain trace amounts of vital nutrients, you will need to supplement your soil with an all purpose fertilizer to provide the missing links for complete nutrition.
How To Prepare Coco Coir
We provide the best coco coir for growing as a soil conditioner! It has already been broken down into small peat-like bits for horticultural use! You do not need to do anything to prepare it besides give it a good fluff up after being in the bag and possibly getting compacted. When watering coco coir growing medium, expect it to hold onto the moisture for several days before needing water again.
The Coco Coir ph is between 5.2-6.8 which is neutral on the pH scale. This range can fluctuate over time depending on what the growing media is mixed with.
Buy Coco Coir for sale to improve your gardening skills and enhance your soils with long lasting coco fibers!
Once your Organic Coco Coir for Gardening order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order. Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.
Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!