Company News

  1. Download the New Fafard Retail App!

    sungro-app-front-iphonePerfect for Garden Center Retailers and their employees, the NEW Sun Gro Retail App puts products and potting mix insights at your finger tips.

    • Get all the details on our current products under the Black Gold®, Fafard®, Sunshine® and Sunshine® Advanced labels
    • Learn about all the different ingredients found in potting mixes. Our ‘What’s in the Mix?’ section describes the major additives and what they do
    • Use our handy charts to compare ingredients in individual products. Give your customers the right mix for their needs
    • Keep up to date with trial results of RESiLIENCE®, our trademarked silicon additive that makes plants stronger

    And, use our easy search to find products based on ingredients and applications.

    The App is FREE. We do not ask for registration information. And, once it is on your phone or tablet, you won’t need WiFi. It’s available to you and your employees, no matter how far you are from your Internet connection.

    We also provide the option to allow us to notify you about news and events related to Sun Gro Horticulture.

    Check out our Privacy Policy. For any concerns about your privacy and this App, please email

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  2. Fafard is Now Available from Sun Gro®

    In July of 2012 Sun Gro® Horticulture acquired Conrad Fafard® bringing together two of the largest and most respected peat-based media companies in North America. Both were founded in the 1920s, so together they bring a wealth of experience along with all the premium horticultural products home gardeners have come to rely upon from Fafard. “The addition of Fafard into the Sun Gro family allows us to further strengthen our commitment to being a technological leader in producing premium quality lawn and garden products for the gardeners,” emphasized Blair Busenbark, Sun Gro’s National Marketing Manager. As an additional step towards integration, Sun Gro moved its headquarters to Agawam, Massachusetts where Fafard was traditionally headquartered.


    The Fafard retail line consists of a variety of premium peat-based and specialty plant mixes as well as soils and amendments, so gardeners are certain to find a product to fit their growing needs. All are based on popular Fafard professional growing mix formulations and consistently produce great gardens, which is why they have gained a loyal following.

    And loyal Fafard customers can expect the exact same products and consistent high-quality under Sun Gro Horticulture. “The only changes our customers might experience is an improved availability of products as we work to have the Fafard retail product line produced at Sun Gro network of plants across the United States,” Blair stressed. We are proud to know that Fafard planting products have been revered by home gardeners in the eastern United States for generations, and we hope to build upon that relationship for generations to come.