Is your compost organic?
Yes, our composts are 100% natural. In all markets, our composts can be used as a soil amendment, top dressing, or for planting and gardening. Due to the local nature of making compost, each region has some slight variations:
- Our compost in New England (made from decomposed leaves, yard trimmings, and some food scraps) is approved in Connecticut by Baystate Organic Farms for use on certified organic farms and in any food production;
- Our compost in Mid Atlantic markets (made from decomposed leaves and yard trimmings) is STA-Certified by the US Composting Council.
- Our compost in California (made from food scraps, yard trimmings and manures) is OMRI-Listed.
- Our compost in British Columbia (made from food scraps and yard trimmings) is finely screened.
Do you deliver? How much for delivery?
We do! In most markets we require a 3-cubic-yard minimum (in Harvest Mid Atlantic we require a 5-cubic-yard minmum). The cost: (Delivery) + (Quantity x Product), with the key variable being the size of truck required to deliver your order. Give us a call or send us a note for a quote.
Is your mulch treated?
No, we do not treat our mulches with any chemicals. They are all organic. Although certain products do have environmentally safe colorants added. We do not add any pesticides or fungicides.
Are the colorants safe?
Yes. Harvest only uses environmentally safe colorant. There are no handling or safety requirements for our colorants (even in their concentrated form).
What should we put in a raised garden bed?
We have a variety of garden soils appropriate for vegetable and flower gardens in each market. (Compost by itself it too much; you want to blend it with some sand or mineral soil). We can point you in the right direction: send us a note for a quote.
What should I plant grass seed in?
You have a couple options. One is to topdress with compost, then reseed. Another is to lay down an entire layer of a garden soil, such as Topsoil Plus or a custom blend: the enriched topsoil combines fertility-enhancing benefits of compost with the workability of a good loam. Again, each market is a little different and our local sales teams will point you in the right direction. Contact now.
How can I make my existing soil better?
Add compost. Plant cover crops. The compost helps by loosening clay and helps sandy soil retain water. The cover crops will add nutrition and workability to the soil.
What are your hours?
It depends. Visit our locations.
What does compost do?
Compost helps you help the soil (and your crops) because it:
- Adds nutrients into the soil
- Improves soil structure, texture and aeration
- Increases the water-holding capacity of soil
- Loosens clay soils and helps sandy soils retain water
- Promotes soil fertility
- Stimulates healthy root development
- Reduces reliance on petroleum-based fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides
- Reduces the need for irrigation
- Retains and filters stormwater
- Controls erosion and stormwater sediment
What does mulch do?
Four main things:
- Reduces weeds
- Retains moisture
- Maintains steady temperatures
- Beautifies the landscape
Want to learn more? Check out our guides for additional information.