At Martin Nursery, we understand the importance of healthy soil, proper fertilization, and responsible chemical usage for successful gardening. We believe that the foundation of a thriving garden starts with quality soil. That’s why we offer a wide selection of nutrient-rich soils and soil amendments that promote optimal plant growth and root development. Additionally, our organic and synthetic fertilizers are designed to provide the necessary nutrients for vibrant blooms, lush foliage, and bountiful harvests. We also prioritize the well-being of our customers and the environment, which is why we offer a range of environmentally friendly and organic options. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to guide you on the best soil, fertilizer, and chemical solutions for your gardening needs.
It all begins and ends with the soil. The better your soil, the better your plants’ health. Not all soils were created equal. To create the best possible garden soil from our Piedmont Ultisols, it will likely take 5 years to reach black gold. Of course, you can add ready made garden soils to enhance your soil more quickly. Martin Garden Center carries the following brands of garden soils:
- Fafard Professional Potting Mix (1 cuft & 2 cuft) which include fertilizer : This potting mix is specially formulated with high-quality ingredients, including peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite, to provide excellent drainage and aeration. Supports healthy root development, promotes vigorous plant growth, and ensures optimal moisture retention, making it an ideal choice for container gardening.
- Sungro Grower’s Mix (2.8 cuft) : This mix combines premium Canadian sphagnum peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite to create an optimal growing medium. Known for its excellent water retention, aeration, and nutrient-holding capacity.
- Coast of Maine soils (most of which are OMRI certified) : Coast of Maine soils are renowned for their exceptional quality and commitment to sustainable gardening practices. Crafted with a blend of carefully sourced organic materials, these soils provide optimal nutrition and moisture retention for plants. With a focus on environmental stewardship, Coast of Maine utilizes natural, locally-sourced ingredients to create soils that promote healthy root growth, enhance soil structure, and support overall plant vitality.
- Coast of Maine Bar Harbor Blend Organic & Natural Potting Soil (16 qt & 1 cuft, OMRI)
- Coast of Maine Castine Blend Organic & Natural Raised Bed Mix (2 cuft, OMRI)
- Coast of Maine Quoddy Blend Lobster Compost (1 cuft, OMRI)
- Coast of MaineMount Desert Island Blend Organic Cactus & Succulent Mix (8 qt OMRI)
- Coast of MaineOrganic & Natural Planting Soil for ACID-LOVING PLANTS (1.5 cuft, OMRI)
- Coast of Maine Organic & Natural Planting Soil for ROSES & FLOWERS (20 qt)
- Coast of MaineOrganic & Natural Planting Soil for TOMATOES & VEGETABLES (20 qt)
- Coast of Maine Sprout Island Organic & Natural Seed Starter (16 qt, OMRI)
- Coast of Maine Stonington Blend Organic & Natural Grower’s Mix (1.5 cuft, OMRI)
Martin Garden Center also carries numerous soil amendments to help amend and enhance your native soil. These amendments include:
- Soil Conditioner – product that is used to enhance the quality and fertility of soil. It is designed to improve soil structure, texture, and nutrient content. Soil conditioners can be organic or inorganic materials that are added to the soil to improve its physical properties, such as water retention, drainage, aeration, and nutrient availability, resulting in healthier and more productive plants.
- Black Kow Mushroom Compost – Use in lieu of or in addition to soil conditioner for planting shrubs that enjoy a more humid environment (e.g., azalea, boxwood, pieris, rhododendron, swamp hibiscus). Also the perfect addition to your flower beds and vegetable garden to add organic nutrients in the spring & fall.
- Black Kow Cow Manure – A premium compost made from aged and composted cow manure. It is a nutrient-rich soil amendment that helps improve soil structure, fertility, and overall plant health by proving essential organic matter, beneficial microorganisms, and a balanced blend of macro and micronutrients. Black Kow Cow Manure is a trusted choice for gardeners seeking to enrich their soil and cultivate thriving plants naturally.
- Topsoil – Gardeners often use topsoil to amend and improve their existing soil, create new garden beds, or enhance the fertility of their landscape. Topsoil plays a vital role in supporting plant growth as it provides essential nutrients, water-holding capacity, and a suitable medium for roots to penetrate and establish.
- Espoma Soil Perfector – A premium soil amendment that offers a range of benefits for gardeners. Made from expanded shale, it improves soil structure by enhancing drainage, aeration, and moisture retention. This results in healthier root systems and better overall plant growth.
Our fertilizer offerings include the top organic and inorganic fertilizers on the market featuring Coast of Maine, Espoma, Ferti-lome & Hi-Yield, as well as water solube products from Jack’s. Even our top quality soils, after 3 months, will be depleted of essential nutrients such as Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium and Calcium for needy plants. Consequently, adding regular fertilization is a must for the continuing health of your plantings.
Coast of Maine Fertilizers
- Wiscasset Blend Earthworm Castings (8 qt, OMRI)
- Stonington Organic Plant Food with Lobster and Worm Castings (4 lbs, OMRI)
Espoma Fertilizers (The Tones)
- Azalea Tone
- Berry Tone
- Bio-Tone Starter Plus
Espoma Other Fertilizers
- Alfalfa Meal
- Bone Meal
- Blood Meal 12-0-0
- Cottonseed Meal
- Garden Gypsum
- Garden Lime
- Kelp Meal
- Potash 0-0-60
- Rock Phosphate 0-3-0
- Soil Acidifier
- Urea 45-0-0
Ferti-lome & Hi-Yield Products
Ferti-lome Garden Cote (1 lb & 4.5 lb)
Ferti-lome Bougainvillea & Flowering Vine Food (4 lb)
Ferti-lome Premium Bedding Plant Food (4 lb & 16 lb)
Hi-Yield Magnesium Sulfate – Epsom Salts ()
Hi-Yield Calcium Nitrate (15.5-0-0) – This inorganic fertilizer provides nitrogen and calcium boosts. Ideal for yellow or purple foliage showing
Hi-Yield Muriate of Potash
Hi-Yield Triple Super Phosphate (0-45-0) – composed of approximately 15% calcium, TSP or triple super phosphate, enhances root growth and promotes strong stems and blooms growth. The calcium percentage also helps to ensure bud set and prevent calcium end rot.
Hi-Yield Wettable Sulfer
Hi-Yield Iron Sulfate
Hi-Yield Iron + Soil Acidifier
Hi-Yield Aluminum Sulfate
All Purpose 20-20-20 ( 8 oz, 1.5 lb & 4lb)
Blossom Booster 10-30-20 ( 8 oz, 1.5 lb & 4lb)
Citrus Feed 1.5 lb
Orchid Special (8 oz)
African Violet (8 oz)
Houseplant (8 oz)