PittMoss is made from recycled fibers that are specifically engineered to provide optimal management of applied resources, like water. PittMoss has an incredible wettability, water retention and availability. This makes for better use of resources by storing and delivering it to your plants as they need it and reducing runoff.
PittMoss Pro-tip: You will discover you will need less water when using PittMoss. We caution many users against over-watering. In fact, the top layer of PittMoss should be relatively dry. We recommend using the finger test by sticking your finger in the soil to determine if the bottom layers have sufficient moisture.
"I used PittMoss in several of my planters and they exceeded the size of my non-PittMoss planters. They also used a fraction of the water and lived 2 months longer!" - Sarah Harris, Home Gardner
The cellulosic fibers that make up PittMoss do not simply help save water. Due to the incredible air space and porosity, PittMoss absorbs and releases nutrients back into the root system to grow your plants big and strong. The fibers also reduce nutrient leaching and run-off into groundwater.
PittMoss allows for excellent air exchange, water availability and distribution of food for microbes, which creates an excellent microbial environment. Provided certain conditions, you may even seen some of these "friends of the soil" bloom. To learn more about the benefits of a "living soil" click here.
PittMoss provides an excellent environment for germination and growth. The surface area of the fibers create a good balance of air and water, with easy pH balancing and no treatments required for pathogens. PittMoss Performance contains a controlled-release fertilizer and is the product we recommend for seed starting and an all-in-one potting soil. PittMoss Prime has no nutrient value, which makes it perfect to blend with compost or your favorite soil mix.