Compost and Woodchips for Sale

Our compost gets rave reviews from local gardeners and landscapers!

Our compost gets rave reviews from local gardeners and landscapers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Made from local yard and garden trimmings and food scraps
  • Improve the texture and vitality of your soil

Prices

  • Load your own: $20 a cubic yard
  • We load (open trucks only):  $30 a cubic yard 
  • Bagged:  $4 per bag or 3 bags for $10

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Compost Quality Tested by Independent Laboratories

Results of Independent Compost Testing by Michigan State University

 

Compost Use: Preparation and Application Rates

from “Composting for the Homeowner” from the University of Illinois Extension (resource suggested by Michigan State University)

 

New Vegetable or Flower Garden

  • Prep: clear existing vegetation and roots of tough perennial weeds.
  • Use Compost: cover the area with 3 to 4 inches of compost. Till it into the top 6 inches of the soil.

In Potting Mixes

  • “Compost is excellent for container growing mixes, because it stores moisture effectively and provides a variety of nutrients not typically supplied in commercial fertilizers or soil-free potting mixes.”
  • Use Compost: Use 25-50% compost by volume.

Mulching Existing Beds/Gardens

  • Prep: remove weeds, making sure to remove the roots of tough perennial weeds. 
  • Use Compost: Cover the garden or bed with 1 to 2 inches of compost.

To Support Your Lawn

  • Prep: If using home-made compost, screen out chunky materials.  Aerating the sod before applying comopst will help incorporate the compost.
  • Use Compost: Apply 1/8 to 1/4 inch of compost. Rake it into the crevices.

When Planting Trees or Shrubs

  • Prep: collect the soil from the hole to backfill around the root ball.
  • Use Compost: Mix compost into the natural soil before backfilling. Use up to 25% compost (by volume). Using more than 25% compost may discourage the plant from extending its roots beyond the amended soil in the hole. 

Around Existing Trees

  • Prep: Drill 1- to 2-inch diameter holes 12 inches deep throughout the tree canopy and beyond at 18-inch spacing. Fill the bottom of each hole with dry fertilizer at recommended rates.
  • Use Compost: Top off the holes with compost.
  • This treatment should supply nutrients for 2 to 3 years.

Around Existing Shrubs

  • Prep: Drill 1- to 2-inch diameter holes 8-10 inches deep throughout the tree canopy and beyond at 18-inch spacing. Fill the bottom of each hole with dry fertilizer at recommended rates.
  • Use Compost: Top off the holes with compost.
  • This treatment should supply nutrients for 2 to 3 years.

 

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Great for suppressing weeds in paths!

Great for suppressing weeds in paths!

 

Woodchips

Load your own: $10 a cubic yard

We load (open trucks only): $15 a cubic yard

  • Choose from mixed, hardwood or evergreen.

 

 

How We Measure Truck Bed Yardage

Length x Width x Height divided by 27 (LxWxH)/27

An average truck bed is about 2 yards if filled, but not over the edge

Truck Bed Measurement