Home users / Commercial users / Safety / What's in TAGRO? / Cost /
Getting TAGRO / Awards / In the news / FAQ / Contact us
House plants in a slump? The root of the problem could be your soil. Try TAGRO Potting Soil especially designed for container-grown plants.
TAGRO Potting Soil is a nutrient-rich blend of 20 percent Tacoma biosolids, 20 percent high-quality maple sawdust and 60 percent clean, aged bark. TAGRO Potting Soil is safe for indoor and outdoor use, and works in both flower and vegetable gardens. It is perfect for outdoor raised planting beds.
NOTE: TAGRO Potting Soil also contains some small stone and some larger pieces of aged black bark which aids in porosity, structure and overall soil tilth.
Cost: $30 per yard, $15 for a 1/2 yard or get a cart's worth of Potting Soil (approx. 4 cubic feet) for just $5. Available for pick up or delivery. (Minimum order for delivery is 1 yard for City residents, and 3 yards for those outside of Tacoma city limits.)
Also available by the bag! Bags of TAGRO Potting Soil can be purchased at:
- Ace Hardware at Westgate, 2675 N. Pearl St., Tacoma
- GardenSphere, 3310 N. Proctor St., Tacoma
- Gray Lumber, 3880 Sixth Ave., Tacoma
- H&L Produce 7320 Lakewood Drive W., Lakewood
- Jade Mountain Nursery, 5020 116th St. E., Tacoma
- Northshore Ace Hardware, 35419 21st Ave. SW, Federal Way
- Portland Avenue Nursery, 1409 E. 59th St., Tacoma
- Tacoma Boys, 5602 Sixth Ave., Tacoma
- Walker Ace Hardware, 1616 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way
Using TAGRO Potting Soil
Use TAGRO Potting Soil in indoor and outdoor container gardens, in the greenhouse, or in pots of any size.
TAGRO Potting Soil is a “soil-less” mixture of aged, screened, black-fir bark; sawdust and Tacoma’s Class A biosolids. It’s a high quality, nutrient-rich potting soil without traditional ingredients like peat moss, vermiculite, perlite, coconut fiber, pumice, compost, sand and chemical “tiny time pills.”
Benefits of TAGRO Potting Soil
- It contains a balance of readily available and
slow-release plant nutrients. TAGRO Potting Soil has a very high nutrient content, but won’t burn sensitive plant tissues.
- The structure is perfect for potted plants to develop strong root systems, which is vital to the performance of containerized plants.
- TAGRO Potting Soil has excellent water-holding capacity and necessary nutrients, and eliminates the need for additional fertilizing for several months.
Tested at Washington State University’s Puyallup Cooperative Extension, TAGRO Potting Soil outperformed traditional potting mixes.
With no odd white specks, TAGRO Potting Soil retains a natural, freshly bought look for many months.
TAGRO Potting Soil is best with containers of 8 inches in diameter and larger. Carefully water plants in smaller containers. Seeds sprout in it very well, but again, water carefully. Because the potting soil tends to dry out in small pots (8 inches in diameter or less), make sure to check it carefully and apply water when necessary.
All the things you want in a container garden, you also need in a raised bed. Because of its excellent drainage and nutrient-rich properties, TAGRO Potting Soil is perfect for raised beds. And, it has a convenient “self-mulching” feature. Since TAGRO Potting Soil is made of a screened-bark material, its loose structure essentially self-mulches to assure even temperatures and water content in your planted bed. This is especially noticeable during the dry summer months when it provides superior water conservation.
Raise a bed 8 to 10 inches or more using TAGRO Potting Soil, and you are ready to plant whatever you want. Or, for a tall bed (3 feet or more), you could use a sandy mixture in the bottom third, and TAGRO Potting Soil in the remainder of the bed.
TAGRO Potting Soil is economical for densely planted urban beds,
planters or larger containers. It meets and exceeds standards for
use on any type of vegetable or fruit.
Click here for information about TAGRO Mix.
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: 2201 Portland Ave., Gate 6, Tacoma
E-mail contact for this page: TAGRO