To create a masterpiece, gardeners need more than just plants, just as artists need more than paint. Gardeners need the right tools, top-quality soils, nutritional amendments, and health-supporting products for their gardens to flourish. Here are some ‘must-have’ items to help grow your garden into a thing of beauty.

Tools & Accessories

With the right tool, a gardener can even enjoy weeding. Swansons carries a selection of ergonomic tools and accessories designed to reduce fatigue and maximize productivity. In addition to practical considerations, tools can incorporate design elements that subtly attract you to spend more time in your garden, like garden hoses in vibrant colors that make watering your flowers more fun. Come to Swansons for practical, ergonomic, and fanciful garden tools and accessories that will inspire you to create more beauty at home. Learn about our favorite garden tools on our blog.

Soils & Amendments

You can buy the healthiest plants in the world, but if you plant them in poor soil—or soil that’s not suitable for the project—your plants won’t thrive. In this section you’ll find a list of recommended products for specific garden projects. Swansons offers only the highest quality organic soils and amendments. You can download the complete list of Potting Soils and Amendments here and also from the NW Gardening Tips section.


Recommended Products by Project Type:

For Potting Soil

• Gardner & Bloome Potting Soil
• E.B. Stone Edna’s Best Potting Soil
• Growers Best Premium Soil (sterile, non-soil media)

For Top Mulching

• Gardner & Bloome Soil Building       Conditioner
• Swansons Wood Products Bark Mulch

• Gardner & Bloome Soil Building  Conditioner
• Gardner & Bloome Premium Topsoil

• E.B. Stone Earthworm Casting

For Improving Existing Soil

• Gardner & Bloome Soil Building    Conditioner
• E.B. Stone Planting Compost
• Gardner & Bloome Premium Topsoil

• Gardner & Bloome Soil Building  Conditioner
• E.B. Stone Planting Compost

• Gardner & Bloome Soil Harvest Supreme (for raised beds, filler, or to amend poor drainage
• E.B. Stone Planting Compost
• Gardner & Bloome Farmyard Blend (manure blend)
• E.B. Stone Earthworm Castings
• Dr. Earth Vegetable Garden Planting Mix

• Gardner & Bloome Harvest Supreme
• E.B. Stone Planting Compost


Dr. Earth

All 100% organic blends are hand-crafted and include beneficial soil microbes plus 8 strains of mycorrhizae. People and pet safe without GMOs, chicken manure, or sewage sludge. Available in 4, 12, & 25 lb. bags.


Made from the finest quality organics, these formulas contain a blend of beneficial microbes that encourage superior plant growth. Available in 4 & 20 lb. bags.

Products for Healthy Plants


We have a wide variety of products to help keep your plants healthy and safe from pests and diseases, and keep unwanted critters out of your garden. Come in and talk to us and we can find the right products for your specific issues.