What is PittMoss?®

The sustainable choice over sphagnum peat moss


Healthy Plants. Healthier Planet.
PittMoss is a mix of proprietary additives and recycled paper rescued from dwindling landfill space.

Each plant grown in PittMoss® reduces our reliance on the
million tons of sphagnum peat moss imported to the U.S. each year – use of which results in untold negative effects on our environment.

Wetting Agent
0%
Lime additive
0%
Fungicide
0%
insecticide
0%
Environmentally Sustainable
100%

Our goal at PittMoss® is simple – to cultivate a healthier planet through healthier plants.

Throughout the 12,000 years it takes peatland in the Northern Hemisphere to develop, CO2 is stored within organic material. Accounting for only 3% of the Earth’s surface, peatlands hold, or sequester, nearly 33% of the world’s stored soil carbon. When harvested, not only are organic materials and natural habits destroyed, but carbon that has been stored for eons is released into the atmosphere.

PittMoss® is an upcycled solution that minimizes environmental risk, while delivering many benefits over traditional peat moss.

PittMoss® vs. peat moss


Cost Savings

PittMoss® is comparable in price to peat moss and far more economical than many other soil amendments.

Water Usage

Of the 9 billion gallons of water consumed in the US each day, 30-60% is used to water lawns, gardens, and outdoor plants. PittMoss® grown plants have proven to require up to 50% less water during commercial trials and prevent water run-off.

Carbon Footprint

Peatlands store twice as much CO2 as the planet’s forest biomass (550 Gt carbon). When disturbed, peatlands become detrimental sources of greenhouse gas emissions.


Performance

PittMoss®, with its unique fiber structure, significantly increases air space (or porosity). This enables the fiber to hold on to water and nutrients, releasing them slowly to plant root systems.

Improved Shelf-Life

Commercial growers can extend the shelf-life of plants by using PittMoss®.

And More!

We're constantly exploring new PittMoss® applications. Contact our sales team to learn how PittMoss® can improve your operations and  growing mix.



Our Customers Say



  • “This is going to be a godsend for every horticulturist in the nation.”
    Steve Guffey
    Owner
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  • "We’re all very impressed!”
    Katie Werner
    Greenhouse Foreman
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  • “I’ve been working with potting mix all of my life. Why didn't I think of this?... Are you seeking investors?"
    Chuck Trax
    Owner
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  • "PittMoss® has improved binding qualities and higher water holding capacity which will reduce our water inputs. We’re already experiencing quicker crop finishes with certain genera which is very exciting."
    Laura Nafziger
    Head Grower
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Testimonials



Steve Guffey
“This is going to be a godsend for every horticulturist in the nation.”
Steve Guffey
Owner
-
Katie Werner
"We’re all very impressed!”
Katie Werner
Greenhouse Foreman
-


Chuck Trax
“I’ve been working with potting mix all of my life. Why didn't I think of this?... Are you seeking investors?"
Chuck Trax
Owner
-
Laura Nafziger
"PittMoss® has improved binding qualities and higher water holding capacity which will reduce our water inputs. We’re already experiencing quicker crop finishes with certain genera which is very exciting."
Laura Nafziger
Head Grower
-



Contact Our Sales Team




PittMoss® is available to commercial greenhouses and nurseries from Michigan to Maine to North Carolina. Our goal is to be in your area soon.


Whether you’re a commercial greenhouse looking to increase the efficiency of your operation, or a local nursery looking for a responsible alternative to peat moss, our sales staff is here to help you along the way.


Fill out the information to the right and our experienced sales team will reach out to you as soon as possible!

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