The manufactured soil, often denoted as soil blends and
mixes, represents a specialized variant of engineered soil, meticulously
contrived to cater to the particular requirements of agriculture, horticulture,
and gardening pursuits. It stands apart from naturally occurring substrates due
to its artful concoction, masterfully orchestrated by experts with a singular
aim: to furnish the most propitious habitat for botanical advancement.
This artificial terrain comes into being through the
harmonious fusion of diverse constituents, encompassing loam, silicate, humus,
pumice, and expanded vermiculite, among other elements, with calculated
precision, aligned with the specific exigencies of distinct crops, flora, or
ornamental landscaping undertakings. These tailor-made terrains, known as
manufactured soils, have been conceived to furnish ideal nurturing conditions
and have experienced remarkable ascendance over the previous decade. Engineered
soils are meticulously calibrated to offer an array of advantages, including
heightened aqua retention, superior aerial diffusion, ideal nutritional
constitution, and unwavering excellence.
These manufactured soil find application across a
spectrum of scenarios, encompassing lawn, cultivation, sports grounds, and
green spaces among others, and remain fervently sought after by both domestic
horticulturists and commercial cultivators. The growth of the market is majorly
driven by the global emphasis on sustainable and eco-friendly agricultural
practices, increasing urbanization and limited arable land, and growing
popularity of organic farming all around the globe.
The manufactured soil (soil blends & mixes) market
is anticipated to reach USD XXX.X million by 2030 from USD XXX.X million in
2022, at a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period.
Rising trend of rooftop gardening in urban areas,
customization of manufactured soil for specific crop needs, the expansion of
emerging markets in Asia Pacific and Africa, where urbanization and rooftop
gardening are on the rise, and continued research and development in soil
blends and mixes, which lead to innovative formulations that cater to specific
crop and plant requirements, is expected to further drive the manufactured soil
(soil blends & mixes) market during the forecast period 2023-2030.
The ascent of organic
agriculture has achieved notable global momentum, prompted by concerns
surrounding the ecological ramifications of traditional farming practices and
the pursuit of a more wholesome and sustainable approach to food production.
Within the realm of organic farming, engineered terrains assume an
indispensable role, as they offer the essential nutrients for botanical
progression, liberating the cultivation process from heavy reliance on chemical
fertilizers and pesticides. This transformative trend is poised to engender a
sustained and formidable demand for soils specially tailored to organic
gardening and cultivation.
In parallel, as the process
of global urbanization continues to unfold, an increasing number of individuals
are turning to petite-scale horticulture as a means to cultivate their own
bounteous harvests. Notably, rooftop cultivation is gaining prominence in urban
locales where spatial constraints are prevalent. In such urban pockets,
tailored engineered soils, including potting concoctions and specialized blends
for container-based horticulture, assume an irreplaceable role. As urban
populations burgeon, the market for engineered terrains catering to urban
agriculture is primed for further expansion.
The evolution of verdant
expanses and ornamental landscaping undertakings, whether in urban or
residential contexts, has experienced a surge in interest. Cities are striving
to craft visually pleasing and ecologically sustainable surroundings, and
manufactured soils are pivotal in realizing these aspirations. They provide the
ideal medium for the flourishing of grasses, arboreal specimens, and decorative
flora. As the impetus on environmental aesthetics intensifies, the demand for
engineered soils in landscaping endeavors is anticipated to burgeon.
Simultaneously, there is a
growing consciousness regarding the paramount significance of soil vitality in
the domains of agriculture and horticulture. Robust soil health serves as the
foundational bedrock for productive and sustainable crop advancement.
Engineered soils are meticulously crafted to bestow an optimum milieu for
botanical maturation, and their role in ameliorating soil vitality is garnering
due recognition. Consequently, a growing cohort of cultivators and agrarians
are embracing manufactured soils as a means to augment the fertility and
structure of their terrestrial substrates.
Soil (Soil Blends & Mixes) Segmentation:
o Structured Soil
o Moisture Retentive Soil
o Lightweight Soil
o Bedding Soil
o Lawn Mix
o Veggie Mix
Manure & Compost
o Chicken Manure
o Cow Manure
o Mushroom Compost
By Material Input:
Middle East and Africa
Soil (Soil Blends & Mixes) Market by Type Review:
Based on the type, the manufactured
soil (soil blends & mixes) market is segmented into four segments including
the garden soil, which is further sub-segmented into structured soil, moisture
retentive soil, lightweight soil, and bedding soil, soil mix, which is further sub-segmented
into lawn mix, and veggie mix, manure & compost, which is further
sub-segmented into chicken manure, cow manure, and mushroom compost, and others.
On the basis of type, the garden soil segment is expected to dominate the
market in terms of market share, while the soil mix segment is predicted to
grow at the highest rate in terms of CAGR during the forecast period.
Manufactured Soil (Soil Blends & Mixes) Market by Material
Based on the material input,
the market is segmented into soil, sand, compost, perlite, vermiculite, coir
fiber, and others. On the basis of material input, the soil segment is expected
to dominate the market in terms of market share, while the compost segment is
predicted to grow at the highest rate in terms of CAGR during the forecast
Manufactured Soil (Soil Blends & Mixes) Market by Application
Based on the application, the
manufactured soil (soil blends & mixes) market is segmented into lawns,
cultivation, sports fields, green spaces, commercial developments, and others.
On the basis of application, the cultivation segment is expected to be the
largest in terms of market share, while the green spaces segment is predicted
to grow at the highest rate in terms of CAGR during the forecast period.
The manufactured soil (soil blends & mixes) market
research report offers detailed analysis and forecasts for five major regions
i.e., North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America, and the Middle
East & Africa.
America region is forecasted to dominate the global manufactured soil (soil
blends & mixes) market followed by Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and
Middle East & Africa during the forecast period 2023-2030.
America, with the United States and Canada as its key markets, has been a
dominant region for manufactured soils. The region's demand is fueled by the
growing trend of home gardening and landscaping. Data from the U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics indicates a 6.2% annual increase in the number of people
engaging in gardening and landscaping activities in the United States over the
last five years. Furthermore, urban landscaping projects, including residential
and commercial developments, rely heavily on manufactured soils to create
attractive green spaces. The demand for soil mix in these projects has been on
the rise. Moreover, North America is home to numerous research institutions and
companies dedicated to soil science and agricultural research. This fosters
innovation in the development of advanced soil blends and mixes, which is
expected to further drive the market growth in the region during the forecast
North America region is forecasted to maintain its dominant position in the
global manufactured soil (soil blends & mixes) market, accounting for a
projected market share of XX.X% in 2022. The regional manufactured soil (soil
blends & mixes) market is driven by growing trend of home gardening in
North America, with a significant number of households engaging in gardening
and landscaping activities. North America places a strong emphasis on
environmental sustainability. This has led to the adoption of organic and
sustainable gardening practices, further boosting the market for manufactured
soils. Government initiatives and programs support sustainable agriculture,
environmental conservation, and green urban development in North America, which
is expected to further drive the manufactured soil (soil blends & mixes)
market in the region during the forecast period 2023-2030.
Pacific is the fastest growing market in terms of CAGR during the forecast
period. The Asia-Pacific region is experiencing rapid urbanization, boosting
the demand for manufactured soils for rooftop gardening and small-scale
farming. Data from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia
and the Pacific (UNESCAP) shows that the urban population in the Asia-Pacific
region is growing at an annual rate of 2.3%. Furthermore, several countries in
the Asia-Pacific region are witnessing increased agricultural activities. The
demand for manufactured soils for crop cultivation is rising, driven by a need
for higher crop yields and quality. Moreover, as environmental awareness grows,
there is an increasing focus on sustainable agriculture and landscaping
practices, which is expected to further boost the market growth in the region
during the forecast period 2023-2030.
Key Companies in Manufactured Soil (Soil Blends & Mixes) Market:
The research report offers a competitive analysis of
prominent companies operating in the manufactured soil (soil blends &
mixes) market. Some of the leading players profiled in the market research
Waste Systems, Inc.
Valley Holdings, Inc.
White Top Soil