Lawn & Garden Growing Media

Featuring 25 tables and 15 figures – now available in Excel and Powerpoint! Learn More

Growing Media

This report covers the US market for packaged lawn and garden growing media, which includes growing media used in the maintenance of turf, gardens, borders, and other outside areas. Fertilizers and other products included in packaged growing media blends are also included. Service revenues, bulk items, agricultural products, equipment, and mulch and other ground coverings are excluded from the scope of this study.

Products include:

  • packaged soil (potting soil, garden soil, topsoil, planting mix, soilless potting mixes)
  • soil amendments (bark, charcoal, compost, humus, limestone, manure, peat, perlite, sand, sphagnum peat moss, and vermiculite)

Markets include:

  • residential
  • golf courses
  • government and institutional
  • commercial and industrial
  • commercial nurseries and garden centers, and other markets such as sod farms, cemeteries, and turf areas in privately owned sports venues

Demand by product, market, and end user (consumer/DIY and professional/DIFM) is shown at the manufacturers’ level. Historical data (2009, 2014, and 2019) and forecasts for 2024 and 2029 are provided for lawn and garden growing media in current dollars.

Data from the US Census Department were consulted in the preparation of this study and a list of related codes is presented here for informational purposes. However, these codes may not include all products covered in this report or may exclude some products of interest and the data have thus been adjusted accordingly.

Back to Top