Pittsburgh sources for Turface and pine bark fines?

adamskjSeptember 1, 2008

Does anyone know anywhere in or around Pittsburgh where I can buy pine bark fines and Turface (preferably cheap)?

Just moved up here, and I need to repot everything I have and amend some beds. I could get pine bark fines sold as soil conditioner at Lowe's everywhere else I've lived, but they don't carry it here (or at least not at the Lowe's in the Waterfront).

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Lowe's, or maybe it was H.D., used to carry Schultz Soil Conditioner (which is the same thing as Turface) but I read somewhere that Schultz stopped making it. You could ask over at the Container Gardening forum what they suggest you use instead. Sorry couldn't help you more, but welcome to Western PA!


    Bookmark   September 5, 2008 at 11:35AM
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Good luck finding it.
I have looked literally everywhere near Philadelphia, and no one sells pine bark fines.
I have to use Miracle Grow organic potting soil and periolite.
That's as good as it gets outside Philly.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2008 at 10:02PM
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I found Turface! EH Griffith (http://catalog.ehgriffith.com/) in Pittsburgh. Nice folks, too - they're a commercial distributor, but they didn't seem to care that I was only buying one bag.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2008 at 7:18PM
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