Pile of Bulk soil

Cold nights or rapid temperature drops can harm or kill plants, but proactive mulching will protect your plants. Mulching also suppresses weed growth. One study has found weeding time to be reduced by almost two-thirds through the use of mulches. In addition, mulch provides nutrients to plants as it decomposes, prevents erosion, and helps retain moisture in dry months.

We shouldn’t neglect to mention that mulch creates instant color and texture in the yard and provides an attractive contrast to lawn or shrubs.

Bagged Soils

Al’s carries a broad assortment of bagged products, including soil amendments, manures, cocoa shells, organic soils and more. Stop by one of our stores and our experts will help you select the product that is right for your project.

Bulk Soils

Bin full of Premium 3-Way Mix

Al's Premium 3-Way Mix

A mixture of top grade sphagnum peat moss, fine bark and pumice, mixed with aged composted plant material from Al's growing operations and stores. Combined with composted manure. Adds microbial activity that plants thrive on! Perfect for new plantings and amending soil.

$30/yard; $15/half yard.

Available in Sherwood and Woodburn only.

Bin full of Premium 3-Way Mix with Top Soil

Al's Premium 3-Way Mix with Top Soil

A blend of sandy loam top soil, composted plant material and composted manure. Perfect for building berms, building up low areas or mixing with existing soil to improve structure. Also, helps ability to retain moisture and nutrients.

$35/yard; $17.50/half yard.

Available at all Al's locations. In Gresham, pick-up only.

Bin full of Manure Compost

Manure Compost

Dense with nutrients, environmentally-friendly and organic. Rich in nutrients for the garden. Perfect for new plantings, adding to raised beds or as a top-dressing.

$30/yard; $15/half yard.

Available in Sherwood and Woodburn only.

Bark & Soil Amendments

All bark products offered are made from Northwest grown trees.

Bin full of Medium Fresh Fir bark

Medium Fresh Fir

This bark is a beautiful burnished red that is showy in any flower bed and is by far the most popular choice. This perfect blend of nickel-size pieces with fine Northwest bark dust creates instant color and texture in the yard. A "big bang for your buck" look. Always a favorite for the gardener who is looking for an organic addition to the soil that packs in nutrients that plants feed on. This is the industry standard and one that allows for protection of plants in the winter and helps hold in moisture around your plants during dry weather.

$28/yard; $14/half yard.

Available in Sherwood and Woodburn only.

Bin full of Fine Aged Hemlock bark

Fine Aged Hemlock

Fine in texture with smaller particles, hemlock mulch is darker in appearance than fir bark. It also has fewer slivers making it great for gardeners, and families with children or pets. In addition to providing an attractive darker colored contrast to lawn or shrubs, when used as a mulch/groundcover, fine aged hemlock helps retain moisture, thwart weed growth and prevent erosion.

$33/yard; $16.50/half yard.

Available at all Al's locations. In Gresham, pick-up only.

Bin full of Hazelnut Shells

Filbert (Hazelnut) Shells

Great for mulching, creating paths or using as groundcover, filbert shells make an attractive addition to any landscape. Sourced from local farms, these shells are resistant to decomposition, and can last several years in the landscape. In addition, filbert shells will deter slugs and snails, and reduce weeds in the garden.

$40/yard; $20/half yard.

Available in Sherwood and Woodburn only.