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Bremerton Retail Yard:
6068 State Hwy 303 NE
Bremerton, WA 98311
Mon. – Sat. 8am – 4:30pm
Kingston Compost Facility:
7890 NE Ecology Rd
Kingston, WA 98346
Mon. – Sat. 8am – 4:30pm
Calculate how many cubic yards will you need:
About Our Compost & Topsoil
- Made with yard waste, grass clippings, horse manure, and food waste. We produce this with time and temperature requirements to eliminate weed spores, pathogens, and lower the impact of persistent herbicides and pesticides.
- Great as a soil amendment for landscape or vegetable gardens (to till into existing soil, if there is already good drainage).
- Great as a top dressing for an existing lawn.
- Also really fantastic as a general mulch for landscape beds (much better for existing soil than red bark).
70/30 Topsoil Blend:
- 70% compost and 30% sand.
- This topsoil has the most compost in it, so if extra organic matter is needed this topsoil is great, and the sand helps with drainage.
- Great to till in with existing soil for landscape or vegetable gardens if a little extra drainage is needed.
- Great for lawns also, or topdressing an existing lawn.
50/50 Topsoil Blend:
- 50% compost and 50% sand.
- Great for new lawns.
- Can be used to till into existing soil if extra drainage is needed for landscape or vegetable gardens.
Garden Mix Topsoil:
- Mostly compost blended with sand and loamy soil.
- Great blend for vegetable gardens, landscape beds, and planters/baskets.
How much do I need?
- Step 1: Determine the square footage of your project.
- Step 2: Determine the depth in inches to fit your needs.
- Step 3: Multiply Step 1 x Step 2 x 0.0031 = cubic yards.
For Example, an 6′ x 10′ planter box = 60 square feet
If you need your soil 8″ deep, multiply those together with 0.0031:
60′ x 8″ x 0.0031 = 1.488 cubic yards, or about 1 ½ cubic yards of soil.
- New Lawns: 1″ to 2″ of compost mixed 8″ deep into existing soil.
- Established Lawns: Spread a 1/2″ to 1″ layer of compost and rake in once per year, spring or fall. Mixing grass seed with compost encourages new growth.
- New Landscape Beds: 2″ to 4″ of compost mixed with 8″ to 12″ deep
- Established Landscape Beds: Mulch with 2″ to 3″ of compost. Leave a 3″ border around plant stems and trunks
- New Annual Flower or Vegetable Gardens: 2″ to 4″ of compost mixed in 8″ to 10″ deep
- Established Annual Flower or Vegetable Gardens: 1″ to 2″ of compost mixed in 2-6″ deep yearly.
What is the difference between compost and mulch?
People frequently use these terms interchangeably, but they really are not the same! Compost is full of nutrients that get down into the soil to feed plants through their roots, and continues to improve soil over time. Meanwhile, mulch simply is any material (organic or inorganic) put over soil as a protective cover. Compost is wonderful as a mulch, oftentimes better for your underlying soil than many mulch choices. For example, beauty bark actually can rob the soil of nitrogen that your plants need.
Why does compost have an odor?
Compost is a natural process, in which micro-organisms break down organic materials into a dark, crumbly soil amendment. Yard waste, brush, grass clippings, manure, and food waste that we collect to produce compost can affect how compost smells. When these nitrogen rich ingredients break down, there is an associated odor. The compost odor should dissipate within a few days after spreading. If the odor persists, try watering it thoroughly over a few days.
Why do I have mushrooms popping up?
Mushrooms popping up are a sign that you have healthy, nutrient rich soil! Fungi love decomposing materials in a moist environment. This is why you typically see mushrooms in your lawn after rain or if you water often. Compost typically has woody bits which continue to break down, bringing nutrients and porosity to your soil, along with occasional mushrooms. If you slow down your watering, and let the soil dry out, the mushrooms should decrease.