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PRO-SERIES Soil Blends

pro-series soil blends

For those discerning lawn care aficionados who want to “take it up a notch”, Tim Wallace Soil Mix Supply now offers its PRO-SERIES line of custom soil blends.  These PRO-SERIES blends combine quality topsoil, compost and sand with the highly regarded PennMulch Seed Accelerator.

PennMulch Seed Accelerator is a pelleted seeding mulch uniquely formulated to include starter fertilizer (equivalent of 10-20-5) to support quick grass seed germination to establish new or repaired turf. PennMulch stores moisture – which is critical to successful germination, with the HydrobondTM  tackifier.  It holds seed in place for consistent establishment. Unlike straw, PennMulch contains no weed seeds and breaks down overtime requiring no raking.

penn mulch seed acceleratorPennMulch Seed Accelerator is comprised of recycled newsprint, starter fertilizer, and Moisture Cell Technology. Adaptable to any soil type, PennMulch is ideal for establishing a thicker, healthier lawn in one convenient application. When PennMulch gets wet it expands, then dries, holding the seed in place. This will provide an almost 100% seed germination rate which results in nice thick turf. This product when combined with one of Tim Wallace Soil Mix Supply’s lawn soil blends is perfect for home owners, turf professionals, golf course superintendents, athletic field managers and landscapers.


  • The only seed accelerator product with “Moisture Cell Technology”
  • Expands up to 3 times its size allowing it to retain moisture and improve seed establishment
  • Retains moisture
  • Improves overall density
  • Speeds up seed germination times
  • Helps to block out weeds
  • Has starter fertilizer qualities
  • Is safe for you, your kids, pets, and the environment

pro series soil blendsPro-Series Topdressing Mix

  • 50% Topsoil, 50% fine sand and 80# PennMulch per cubic yard

Regular topsoil is fine for filling in low spots with depths greater than 2-3 inches. But adding fine sand to the topsoil like the golf course turf pros do, results in a silky-smooth soil blend perfect for topdressing lawns at depths of about ½ inch. This topdressing blend spreads easily, holds it depth and contributes to overall lawn improvement.

If you’re planning on over-seeding your lawn, the PRO-SERIES Topdressing Mix with PennMulch provides the key products necessary for re-seeding an existing lawn.

Pro-Series Lawn Repair Mix

  • 50% Topsoil, 25% Purple Cow Classic Compost, 25% fine sand and 80# PennMulch per cubic yard

For the ultimate in lawn repair and renovation – spread at a depth of no more than ½ inch, go with our Pro-Series Lawn Repair Mix.

This mix starts with quality topsoil – screened, pulverized, rich black dirt at 50% per yard. To this we add 25% fine sand – (also called Mason sand) which helps soil to clump and congeal. It also supports water retention while preventing soil porosity. These characteristics favor grass root development.

Purple Cow Organics logoWhile fertilizer feeds plants, compost feeds soil. The PennMulch Seed Accelerator added to this mix (equivalent of 10-20-5) feeds the grass and helps store moisture. The 25% Purple Cow added to each yard of our PRO-SERIES LAWN REPAIR MIX boosts soil nutrition and feeds the soil. Nationally known and trusted Purple Cow Classic Compost is a proven, time-tested way to add beneficial microbes, carbon and balanced nutrients to your lawn or gardening soil. Purple Cow is weed seed and manure free making it a top choice for lawn repair and renovation.

New to Our Soil Blend Line-Up: PEAT

Peat comes from peat bogs, many of which are found in the wetland areas of northern Midwest states, Canada, Europe and even New Zealand. Our peat is sourced from the peat bogs of northern Minnesota. Peat bogs are formed over long periods of time as organic materials such as sphagnum moss become submerged and partially decompose. Since there is an abundance of water in these bogs, the decomposition of this organic matter is slowed by the anaerobic (without air) conditions present. The product created from organic matters submerged into the bogs is called peat. And because this material is essentially formed underwater, the peat is preserved almost indefinitely.

Peat is not commonly used as a standalone product. In fact, by itself it’s not a good growing medium beyond starting seeds from scratch. Even though peat can help your soil retain nutrients, it hardly contains any nutrients at all in and of itself. Peat also doesn’t add sufficient nutrients to the soil for healthy plant growth on its own so you have to add other organic components like topsoil along with it.

As a Soil Amendment

  • Water Retention: One of the significant attributes of peat is its ability to retain water. Its fibrous structure creates pore spaces within the soil, enhancing water retention and preventing rapid moisture loss. This quality proves particularly useful in soils that tend to dry out quickly – like clay.
  • Organic Soil Amendment: Peat serves as an excellent organic amendment, enriching the soil with organic matter as it decomposes further over time. This enrichment fosters a favorable environment for beneficial microorganisms that contribute to soil health. Peat can be added to your soil to achieve any of the following results:
  • Help drier, sandier soils retain moisture for longer.
  • Help heavy clay soils loosen up and have better aeration and drainage.
  • Its fibrous nature facilitates better soil drainage and root development.
  • Increase the amount of organic material in the soil, which breaks down over time to provide nutrients.

One of peat’s fundamental roles is as a key component in top dressing for grass and lawns. Its lightweight and airy characteristics make it a great choice, especially during hot and dry summers, as it excels at retaining moisture in the soil, providing vital protection against wilting in the scorching sun. It proves lawn topdressing soil blendsparticularly advantageous in sandy soils where moisture retention is needed. This organic material can be applied in late fall, once your lawn is cleared of leaves and other debris, or, in early spring while the grass is just beginning to green up. What’s more, the light and fluffy texture of peat simplifies the establishment of grass seedlings, making it a valuable addition to your lawn maintenance routine. When applied as a top dressing either without or after seeding, peat contributes to a healthy and thriving lawn, ensuring that your outdoor space remains lush and vibrant throughout the seasons.

Gardening and lawn care experts seem to unanimously agree, that peat used in a ratio of no more than 3 to 1 is the best soil blend combination. We prefer a slightly more conservative approach and blend our soil mixes made with peat at a rate of 25% peat. This percentage amount provides the moisture and nutrient retention qualities of the peat that complement and improve the other organics used in the blend while not making drastic changes to the soil’s pH.

PRO-SERIES with Peat: 50% topsoil, 25% fine sand, 25% Peat, 80# PennMulch

Use this rule of thumb for calculating how many yards of either PRO-SERIES MIX you will need:

  • About 1.5 cubic yards for every 1,000 sqft of lawn (at a depth of ½”)

Doesn’t your lawn deserve the best? We have the “best products for the best results”. Call today to speak with one of our friendly and helpful staff about your lawn renovation. Ask about our home delivery too. Tim Wallace Soil Mix Supply (630) 759-1080.

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