What is the difference between potting mix, and gardening soil, or topsoil?
All soils are not created equal! It may surprise you to know that our planting mixes have been carefully formulated by research scientists to help your plants thrive in different growing situations. Potting mix is specially blended to hold the correct amount of moisture in a container. Gardening soils and topsoils are meant to be mixed at least 50/50 with the native soil to maximize the performance of plants in outdoor planting beds. When used in a container, Gardening and topsoils may stay too moist and promote root rot of your plants. They also have a tendency to shrink and pull away from the sides of the container when allowed to dry out too much. Potting soil used in an outdoor planting bed may be too well-draining and the bed could dry out too quickly.