Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 305
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MiniGardener Made my garden come alive!
We recently bought this house and the front yard had the typical "landscaping" that was boring and water intensive. When I removed my dead turf I discovered there was no soil underneath, only sand. So I bought more than 40 bags overall to make my small front yard into a garden that would grow a miniature landscape. I buy the smaller bags (1 cu. foot) because they are easier for me to haul around. The soil was just the right texture and richness, mixed beautifully with the sand, and created a nice dark backdrop for the young plants. In the few weeks I have been doing this transformation I have heard lots of nice comments from my new neighbors. Highly recommended for the texture, the quality of the soil, and ease of use.
May 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unhappy oops bad choice
I thought Miracle Gro was a good brand name so I bought about 8 bags for my new planter box. A few days after planting we started noticing gnats and little winged critters all over the top of the soil. So I googled "gnats in garden bed" and found that Miracle Gro soil is contaminated, "Miracle-Gro Potting Soil and Fungus Gnat Infestations" was the title. The search result was the first one.
Now I have to either dump it and start over or try to exterminate the problem. Will never buy Miracle gro again.
March 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by playnjane Miracle Gro Garden Soil is great!
I've always had very good luck with Miracle Gro Garden Soil. I used 36 bags, over time, to fill the new flower bed that stretches the width of my back yard. I'm not quite finished, but the part that is completed has taken all of my new transplants and is really nourishing them well. Can't beat the price either................50% off!!!!
June 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Markas Must be variation based on location. Excellent product in Delray FL.
I just used this product to repot a houseplant and pot a tomato plant, both to be grown in my enclosed patio. The soil was dark and rich and had the appearance of a top quality potting soil. My one bag was of far hgher quality than what I have purchased as "garden soil" under different brand names in years past. There were a few small twigs, etc. but I looked at this as a positive for drainage and the soil had an excellent texture overall. I felt no need to add vermiculite, perlite, etc. based on my initial observation of this soils density and water holding characteristics given that I will be closely monitoring my few plants. Upon first watering the soil absorbed water nicely and drained excess appropriately into the saucers under my pots. The soil maintained nice moisture in the 24 hours since I first watered. I cannot vouch for how well my plants and tomatoes will turn out or for the fertilization characteristics of this soil yet. I can only assume that there must be some great variation in the suppliers of this product for Miracle Gro based on the horrible reviews, or some serious haters or competitors of this company. I'll add that I have 35 years home gardening experience including some professional guerilla gardening if you get my drift. If you have any doubts about this product just tear open the plastic bag in the store to check it out first. I had low expectations based on past experience with "garden soil". I did not expect it to be as good as far more expensive house plant potting soil, but the product in the bag I took home was superb. No bad odors, no signs of insects, a nice rich dark color and uniform texture and consistency. I've included a couple of pics of my starter tomato plant in this soil to show that it is as described.
April 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DickB Gives Plants a Great Boost
I always start out new garden plantings with this soil. I find that it definitely fosters good growth in both vegetables and in flowers. I highly recommend it!
June 2, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Panhandleveggies Failure
i bought eighteen bags to fill my raised beds. My vegetable garden was a complete failure. I didn't think the soil was the problem until I began digging it all up. It is very difficult to break up with a trowel as it is full of tiny roots. The roots are everywhere including areas that were not planted. I don't know if the soil is to blame but it was a large expense and a great disappointment.
August 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Siva Did not expect this from Miracle Grow!
Extremely disappointed with this purchase. Bought 18 bags on sale and most of them sleeping in my garage, not sure what to do with them. Below are the complaints,
a. Soil contains raw wood which is still not being rotten enough to be a compost. I also found few big pieces of wood.
b. There are other materials found apart from some big pebble stones and wood chunks. Not sure if those are plastic.
c. This is my biggest concern, when I water the soil, the water does seep inside and absorbed, but I see dry dusty soil just like one inch below the place I just watered. Even after soaking the soil, I saw spots of very dry soil underneath. I am very concerned with the tender plantation I have put on there.
Please don't buy this rubbish!
May 7, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by treejakal don't use this product for seedlings
I had very disappointing results using this straight for seedlings. It stunted their growth until I removed them to another soil. The difference is tremendous, cause I left some in the miracle gro.
August 10, 2015