Compost/Mulch/Soils


Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled and is used as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming and for the weekend gardener. Compost can be rich in nutrients. It is used in gardens, landscaping, horticulture, and agriculture. The compost itself is beneficial for the land in many ways, including as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer, addition of vital humus or humic acids, and as a natural pesticide for soil.


“Mushroom Compost” contains a mixture of Hay, Peat Moss, Poultry Litter, Cottonseed meal and Gypsum. The nutrient content is: Nitrogen 0.50-1.50, Phosphate 0.25-1.00, and Potash 0.50-0.75. It is recommended to apply a 2-3 inch layer and till into your soil. It is not recommended to plant directly into the mushroom compost. It is also very beneficial to use as a top dressing for your lawns and around trees and shrubs. This is not considered a “organic” product, but people in these parts swear by it.


“Organic Compost” is a mixture of Grass fed cow manure, Zoo waste, Soda waste, Fruit and Vegetable waste. This product has been decomposing for a minimum of 12 months. It is “Turned” and wetted frequently to ensure maximum micro-organism growth. This is an excellent product for our organic farmers. It is recommended that this compost be worked into your current soil to enrich it for optimum plant growth.


Fish Emulsion is a mixture of fish waste and soil harvested from the bottom of the fish hatchery ponds. This is considered organic and adds beneficial nutrients to your existing soils. It is recommended to mix 1 part fish emulsion to 2 parts soil, or top dress directly around trees and shrubs.


Mulching

Late October to early November is a great time to begin the vegetable garden for the cold winter ahead. Mulching serves many purposes in the winter garden. In addition to insulating the plants with a blanket of protection over the root system, it will also help discourage the winter growth of weeds and pesky grasses. Mulch also helps reduce the evaporation of moisture from the soil during dry periods and in the summer. During rainy weather it helps prevent the soil from eroding away.


Hardwood Mulch is made up of hardwood tree debris such as oaks. All our mulch is  double ground. Hardwood mulch is a natural dark brown color. It tends to decompose faster than other types of mulch, and can easily be tilled into the soil to amend the soil it has broken down. Hardwood mulch is a favorite among landscapers and gardeners.


Cedar Mulch is made up of cedar trees that are double ground. This type of much is “reddish” in color and is a lttle bit “stringy” in appearance. Cedar mulch decomposes at a slower rate. Due to the oils in cedar trees, it tends to act as a insect repellent.


Color Enhanced Native Mulch is made up of a variety of Texas Native Trees that are double ground and then dyed either Black or Red with a non-toxic colorant. This type of mulch is used primarily in decorative flower beds and around trees and shrubs.


Red double grind mulch

Red Double Grind Mulch


Black double grind mulch

Black Double Grind Mulch


Double grind hardwood mulch

Double Grind Hardwood Mulch


Double grind cedar mulch

Double Grind Cedar Mulch