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Heavy Duty Plastic Bags for Soil | Bags for Mulch & Compost

Heavy Duty Bags for Soil, Mulch & Compost

If there’s one thing everyone knows about commercially-sold soil, mulch, and compost, it’s that the bags are REALLY heavy, often exceeding 20 pounds! Whether you’re supplying nurseries with wood pellets, straw, synthetic soils, bark, hardwood nuggets, or another type of soil or compost, one thing is for certain: you need a heavy-duty plastic bag for soil that won’t break during transport or storage. 

Fortunately, our high-quality packaging can protect the contents while making a good first impression on your customers. After all, having your product stand out from the crowd is the most important part of marketing. Our bags are long-lasting and durable and can be fully customized from top to bottom. 

Essential Features to Look for in
Custom Landscape Bags

When it comes to plastic landscape bags for top soil or mulch, there are a lot of things to keep in mind. Here are some essential features to look for in heavy duty plastic bags for soil, mulch, and compost.


This is a non-negotiable in your hunt for the perfect landscape bag. The bag you choose has to be thick enough to prevent tearing, but not so thick that they’re difficult for your customers to carry. Look for a thickness of at least 4 mils, and make sure the bag is tear resistant so unnecessary tears and spills are avoided during transport and storage.

UV Resistance

Many nurseries keep their soil bags outdoors (sometimes year-round!), so finding a bag that has UV-resistant qualities is key. Not only will this prevent bag degradation as it's exposed to sunlight and the elements long-term, but it’ll also help prevent fading. After all, why bother with colorful inks and careful branding if it’ll quickly fade away?


As mentioned, soil is really heavy, so make sure you’re buying a plastic top soil bag that has the strength required. This is one area where it’s good to be overly cautious -- if you think you need a bag that can support 20 pounds of soil, add a buffer just in case. The last thing you want is for your customers to have a bad experience with your brand due to breakage.


Most home gardeners don’t use all the soil in a bag at once. This is where sealing properties come into play. You’ll want something that can produce a sturdy seal (like a zip lock) over something less strong, like a zip tie. Not only will this prevent spills or leakage, but it’ll keep the soil free from moisture and bugs during storage.

Eco-Friendly Materials 

Finally, many people are eco-conscious nowadays -- especially gardeners! To get on their level, you may want to consider manufacturing your bag from a recyclable or eco-friendly material. This is a more sustainable option for the environment, and it’ll make your customers happy.


If your soil or mulch contains fertilizer (and even if it doesn’t!), a bag with venting is key. We can incorporate pin and microperforated vents all the way up to punch-out vents and holes of various sizes into your bag. Connect with us today to learn more about the different types of venting we can include in your mulch bags or soil bags.

High-Quality Printing & Customization

While features like strength, UV resistance, and venting will keep the product free from damage or contaminants, a plain and ordinary bag will only take your product so far. That’s where our high-quality printing and customization capabilities come in! We can customize every inch of your bag -- from the logo to the color theme, to the look and feel. Learn more about our customization capabilities here.

This is truly our primary differentiating factor, and we encourage you to connect with us to start your custom project. No design is too complex for us -- we’re ready for the challenge!

Common Poly Materials for
 Heavy Duty Plastic Bags

Speaking of materials, we can manufacture heavy duty plastic landscape bags from a variety of different materials. Here are the most common: 

  • Polyethylene- this is perhaps the most common material for heavy duty plastic bags for soil and is waterproof and tear-resistant. 
  • Polypropylene- similar to polyethylene, a poly bag is lightweight, super strong, and has very good resistance to tearing. 
  • Woven polypropylene- though this is technically plastic, bags made out of woven polypropylene look more “woven” in nature, and appear less like plastic and more like fabric. 

While poly plastics are the most common type of material, some manufacturers opt to store their soils and mulches in canvas or burlap bags. These are eco-friendly, can be used over and over, and can withstand heavy loads.

Purchase Your Custom Poly Bags @ CarePac

Still not sure? CarePac focuses exclusively on heavy duty poly bags and custom packaging for a variety of industries, including landscaping companies and soil/mulch manufacturers. We have exceptional customer service reps who are committed to making sure your order is completed to absolute perfection. With our CareDesign® process  you can rest assured that your barrier pouches will be done right, no matter what. 

Our team of highly specialized design experts is ready to turn your dream bag into a reality. We’ll design the artwork, help you select a color theme, and will help take the guesswork out of the entire process. With low MOQs (and quick shipping on in stock items and standard-size bags), we have just what you’re looking for! So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today to get started! We'll let you know if your preferred item is in stock and can provide a quote if it isn't. 

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