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Covid 19 Response

Due to recommendations regarding the  Covid virus, Tuthill Farms and Composting is open with modifications.  
-There is a barricade of signs across the driveway.  Please stop there! No one is checking in customers so wait there to be loaded.  Call one of the phone numbers posted and we will assist you if we don't see you there at the barricade.  You'll see a black drop box in the middle of the driveway.  After being loaded, deposit cash or check there.  We recommend that you use gloves for any surface you may contact.   Further instructions and pictures of load prices are displayed on the barricade.  Contact info is posted there as well in case you have any questions.  
-Even though this is self serve we are still working nearby on site and have surveillance.  Thankfully we can offer a way for you to use our services but we will not tolerate anyone coming in after 5pm or on Sundays.  
-Go to our Map page as we have 2 farms and want to direct you to the right one at 10505 Tuthill Road.  Most GPS coordinates are incorrect once you're on Tuthill Road.

Materials for Sale

Farm Compost  $30.00 per cubic yard
Supersoil (Farm Compost blended with sandy topsoil)  $25.00 per cubic yard
Wood Mulch  $25.00 per cubic yard

$20.00 is our minimum charge for us loading material under 1 cubic yard.  Wholesale prices are available for our business customers only.
Bagged materials: $5.00 per bag, call ahead so we can bag it fresh for you!  Bags average 40 lbs and cover 1-2  feet depending on depth applied.

For delivery call Bryan Thornley of BJT Trucking at 248-467-4093.  The prices above do not include delivery rates.


All prices subject to change, materials subject to availability

Farm Compost Ingredients:  Leaves, grass, paper lawn bags, (small amounts of brush, woodchips, manure, food waste).

*Is our compost organic?  No chemicals are used in producing our farm or leaf compost.  Leaves, grass, food waste,  and manure are the organic materials used to produce our finished farm compost.  After heating materials up to 165 degrees through the mixing and turning process,  weed seeds are killed.  However,  we do not claim that this is 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 Supersoil which has our farm compost already blended in. See the estimator 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.
Please consult your owners manual for hauling guidelines on any material in your truck or trailer.  Tuthill Farms and Composting is not responsible for damages to your truck or trailer.

Approximate 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
 Our bagged compost or material may be the smaller amount that you need or easier to handle.


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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