Planting Mix

Planting Mix

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Regular price $11.99

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Nutrient Rich Soil Amendment for Potted or In Ground Plants

Perfect Plants Planting Mix is a special blend of soil that is the best potting soil for all purpose and generic use that we carry. This mix can be used on most shrubs and trees and is extremely versatile.

Not sure which potting soil mix is right for your growing plants? Choose this one, you won’t go wrong! This type of potting soil sale has been called black gold. It is the perfect balance of organic materials and fertilizer to help with root system growth and moisture retention on your new plants.

This blend of soil includes sphagnum peat moss, aged pine bark, slow release 360 day fertilizer, granite sand, and other minor elements to provide you with the best start to amending your native soil, garden soil, or raised bed. It will work wonders on potted plants as well.

This is the best way to improve your top soil conditions by mixing it in with organic matter such as compost or original soil in the ground or container.

If you would like to make your own good potting soil for cacti and succulents or seed starting, you can mix this potting mix with perlite or vermiculite. We also offer a special Succulent and Cactus Soil that is already pre mixed.

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Dig a hole the depth of your plant and twice as wide as your plant. Mix your dug up soil with the amended Special Blend Soil and use this mixture to fill back in around the root ball of your plant. Pack the soil firmly ensuring no air holes remain and water thoroughly.

Keep planting mix away from children and pets. Harmful if ingested.

Net weight 2 lbs

Shipping information

Once your Planting Mix 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.

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

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.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!


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.

Planting Instructions:

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!

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Gladys G.

I thought this was something special it's a ziplock bag full of dirt that cost $8.49 which is ridiculous. So between the plant and the soil I spent almost $40 which I'm not happy about as I now have a dead plant which I threw in the garbage

Kristine P.

So nice to just add already mixed soil to my plants. Makes the job much easier

kristine p.

Still waiting for my new plants to use

Paul N.

Nice texture and composition!

Bennett M.

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