Garden Soils & Soil Blends

Living Earth offers an extensive line-up of top-shelf garden soil blends including Mixed Soil with Compost and Enriched Top Soil, all created with local materials from Texas. Rose Soil Mix, Specialty Planting Mix, Pro-Bedding, Azalea Soil and Ultra Soil are elite mixes to ensure your special planting thrives. Many of our products are available in bulk or by the bag. Click on a product image to learn more, or contact us if you have any questions.

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Please contact your local Living Earth facility for pricing information.

Delivery is available for soil in bulk with a 4 cubic yard minimum order or a 1 pallet minimum order for bagged products. Living Earth has a coverage calculator available to help you determine the quantity of product needed.

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Garden Soil FAQs

What soil is best for a garden?

We recommend garden soils contain a good organic compost as a main component, as soil alone will not provide all the nitrogen needed to support plant growth. The soil needs to be able to retain moisture, but also be able to drain well. The soil should be loose and not compact easily. We also recommend a high quality fertilizer for a successful garden.

Is garden soil and topsoil the same thing?

Topsoil is the clay, silt, sand and other organic matter that is removed from the top 12” of earth. This is different from garden soil, which is topsoil that has been enriched with compost and organic materials to supply plant roots with more nutrients. These products have two different applications. Garden Soils have multiple components to ensure a nice and loose product that allows for easy planting. Topsoil usually does not contain organics and usually does not drain as well, but does hold moisture making it ideal for laying sod.

What is the best soil to buy for a vegetable garden?

Living Earth offers a vegetable planting mix ideal for vegetable gardens in raised planting beds. As with any garden, Living Earth recommends ensuring your garden bed is properly prepared with a balanced slow release fertilizer at the time of planting.

What type of soil do I have?

There are many different soil types throughout the state, and the type of soil you have will depend on what part of the state you live in. To determine what type of native soil you have, Living Earth recommends obtaining a soil testing kit from your local Master Gardener Association or submitting a sample to your local Texas A&M Agrilife extension.

Please contact your local Living Earth facility for pricing information.

Delivery is available for soil in bulk with a 4 cubic yard minimum order or a 1 pallet minimum order for bagged products. Living Earth has a coverage calculator available to help you determine the quantity of product needed.

Delivery Request Form for Houston     Delivery Request Form for Dallas Fort Worth 

Garden Soil FAQs

What soil is best for a garden?

We recommend garden soils contain a good organic compost as a main component, as soil alone will not provide all the nitrogen needed to support plant growth. The soil needs to be able to retain moisture, but also be able to drain well. The soil should be loose and not compact easily. We also recommend a high quality fertilizer for a successful garden.

Is garden soil and topsoil the same thing?

Topsoil is the clay, silt, sand and other organic matter that is removed from the top 12” of earth. This is different from garden soil, which is topsoil that has been enriched with compost and organic materials to supply plant roots with more nutrients. These products have two different applications. Garden Soils have multiple components to ensure a nice and loose product that allows for easy planting. Topsoil usually does not contain organics and usually does not drain as well, but does hold moisture making it ideal for laying sod.

What is the best soil to buy for a vegetable garden?

Living Earth offers a vegetable planting mix ideal for vegetable gardens in raised planting beds. As with any garden, Living Earth recommends ensuring your garden bed is properly prepared with a balanced slow release fertilizer at the time of planting. 

What type of soil do I have?

There are many different soil types throughout the state, and the type of soil you have will depend on what part of the state you live in. To determine what type of native soil you have, Living Earth recommends obtaining a soil testing kit from your local Master Gardener Association or submitting a sample to your local Texas A&M Agrilife extension.