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"That was some of the best compost I have ever seen"

- Angie, Woodbridge

Certified, local compost to help you Grow Good.

Use our compost in your flower beds, vegetable gardens, and lawns to help them grow faster, healthier and, for some vegetables, larger and tastier. We sell bulk compost, bagged compost, and even fill-your-own-bucket compost!

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GROW GOOD: TILLING COMPOST

Perfect for enriching existing soil to help give plants and lawns the immediate and long-term boost they need to grow stronger and more beautiful.

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GROW GOOD: TOPDRESSING COMPOST

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Crafted specifically for topdressing lawns and plant beds each year to boost your soil's health.

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PETS & PLANTS

No manure. No human waste. No fertilizers. Just the good stuff.

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BETTER INGREDIENTS, 
BETTER COMPOST

We add nutrient-rich food scraps to the local yard-waste recipe to feed your plants and lawns.

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GROWING A GREENER FUTURE TOGETHER

Farmer-founded to help make local soils healthier and our community more sustainable.

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Learn more about using compost

Compost buying guide: how to buy quality compost

Finding Good Compost

Compost has gained a lot of attention and attracted a number of new products to the market. How can you make sure that what you're buying is really compost or, even better, a high-quality compost? These are some best practices to find the right compost for you.

Why use compost

Soil health is perhaps the most important thing to creating healthy, beautiful, and lower maintenance gardens and lawns. While there are many ways to add nutrients to your soil, compost is now recognized as the best and most economic choice because it adds immediate and long-term nutrients for plants. It is easy to use, saves money, and is environmentally friendly.

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Grow better plants

Compost provides your soil with organic matter and microorganisms that produce immediate and long-term soil health. As these microorganisms grow, multiply, and move around, they create essential plant nutrients as well as space for roots to get air, water, and grow. In many ways, these microorganisms are like a personal chef and delivery vehicle for feeding your plants.

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Easy to use

In contrast to fertilizers and other soil amendments where using too much might hurt your garden, compost is hard to use incorrectly. It says a lot that compost is preferred and used by experts yet is still easy for a new gardener to use. Compost is great for all types of plants—flowers, vegetables, lawns, trees, and shrubs—and works well in any type of soil.

Save money using compost

Save money

The U.S. Composting Council notes that costs are up to two-thirds lower when mixing two inches of compost into existing soil versus replacing that soil with six inches of new topsoil, an old best practice. Compost also reduces your watering frequency and cost by retaining more moisture, eliminates the need for expensive chemical fertilizers, and reduces pests and plant diseases.

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Help the environment

Compost is a leading way to help address climate change. Instead of putting food and yard waste in a landfill, where it releases methane, a gas that is 84 times worse for the environment than carbon dioxide, composting prevents this gas emission and recycles these materials' nutrients back into the earth. Once in the soil, compost also helps with carbon sequestration, taking carbon dioxide from the air and storing it in the soil. 

How to use compost

There are two primary ways to use compost: tilling and topdressing. Tilling--or mixing compost into your existing soil--is usually done when establishing new gardens or lawns because it immediately supplies nutrients to your soil and plants. Topdressing--applying compost on top of your garden beds or lawn--is frequently used for existing beds and lawns because it doesn't disrupt the current root structures and allows the compost's nutrients and microorganisms to work down into the soil over time.

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Food waste for composting

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