Purchase Farm Compost, Topsoil, Mulch

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Materials for Sale

 
Farm Compost or Leaf Compost:                     $20.00 per cubic yard                      
Screened Topsoil                                              $20.00 per cubic yard
Garden Mix
(50% soil, 50% compost):          $20.00 per cubic yard
$20.00 is our minimum charge for loads under 1 cubic yard
Bagged materials: $4.00 per bag, call ahead so we can bag it fresh for you!  Bags average 30 lbs and cover 1-2  feet depending on depth applied.
Wood Mulch:                                                      $25.00 per cubic yard

For Delivery:                                                      Call Bryan, our delivery manager: 248-467-4093
 
 

Wholesale prices available for businesses only.  Please call Sandra Tuthill: 248-207-6201
All prices subject to change, materials subject to availability

Farm Compost Ingredients:  grass, leaves, paper lawn bags, brush, woodchips, manure, food waste

Leaf Compost (100% leaves)  available while supplies last

*Is our compost organic?  No detectable levels of pesticide residuals have been found in our compost tests.  No chemicals are used in producing our farm or leaf compost.  Leaves, grass and manure are the organic materials used to produce our finished farm compost.  After heating to 165 degrees weed seeds are killed but this is not a sterilized product.  Stable compost does not reheat, smell, or burn plants. 

Average Age:  2  years old.   Average pH 7.8

Blend compost in at a ratio of up to 50% compost to 50% existing soils.  Or use as a mulch applied at 1-2 inches, it helps soils retain moisture and decreases the need for frequent watering while additionally preventing weed growth.  We like spreading corn gluten or Preen (available at most garden centers) over the bed to prevent weeds from sprouting throughout much of the growing season.  For new beds or filling in spots we recommend our topsoil which has our farm compost already blended in. See the calculator below to estimate how many cubic yards of compost, topsoil or mulch you need.  The first loader pictured contains 1 cubic yard of compost.


1 cubic yard of farm compost or topsoil weighs approx . 1800 lbs.
Pickup truck capacities:  most 1/2 ton pickup trucks and short bed pickup trucks have a capacity to hold 1.5 cubic yards but most don't have the weight capacity to safely haul more than 1 cubic yard.
3/4 and 1 ton pickup trucks have the capacity to hold up to 2 cubic yards.
Coverage for spreading compost or topsoil
1 cubic yard @ 1" depth covers 324 square feet
                         2" depth covers 162 square feet
                         3" depth covers 108 square feet
                         4" depth covers 81 square feet
                         5" depth covers 64 square feet
                         6" depth covers 54 square feet
Or use the calculator on the link below to estimate how many cubic yards you need.  Our bagged compost or material may be the smaller amount that you need or easier to handle.



 

 
Calculate how many cubic yards you need
 
 

Compost Releases Nutrients

 
  Compost is great for establishing lawns or new plantings
 
As a component of soil, compost releases nutrients to plants, prevents erosion, reduces compaction, aids in moisture retention and improves soil structure.  Unlike peat, our farm compost has nutrients available from it's ingredients like manure, grass clippings and leaves.  Finished compost has been shown to aid plant resistance to harmful diseases by promoting a healthy soil environment for roots.  Used as a soil conditioner, compost increases moisture retention in sandy soils and lightens heavy clay soils. We recommend that you have your soil tested so that you can know how much organic matter is needed along with other valuable information.  Contact your county Extension Agent for instructions on how to have your soil tested.  Email us to request our test results on our farm compost, leaf compost and topsoil.
 

From Trash to Treasure

 
According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, it is established that up to 25% of the municipal waste stream consists of grass clippings, leaves, garden debris and other organic yard wastes. 
 
Yard waste is the second largest recoverable part of the waste stream, after paper products.  Since Michigan's yard waste ban took effect in 1995, the state estimates that 14% of the total waste stream has been diverted from landfills.  These organic waste materials can be converted into compost.
 

Michigan soils frequently contain less than 1% organic matter.  The application of compost can raise soil organic matter content to 25% and results in improvements in soil fertility, structure and moisture levels.

We are glad to have the opportunity to partner with our customers to turn waste materials into valuable products.

   
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