Organic Compost

Organic Compost

Living Earth organic compost is made from locally sourced and blended organic material and transforms even the poorest soils. The finished product is teaming with beneficial microorganisms that go to work improving soil immediately. For best results, Living Earth recommends incorporating a slow release nitrogen fertilizer to your compost and soil to support plant growth and fruit production.

Looking for Organic Compost Near You? 

Our organic compost is available in bulk and by the bag at all Houston locations and most of our Dallas Fort Worth Locations. Please note that bagged products are not available at our Arlington and SE Landfill For Worth facilities at this time.


 

H2: Bulk Compost in Houston & Dallas Fort Worth

Delivery is available for compost in bulk with a 4 cubic yard minimum order or a 1 pallet minimum order for bagged products.  

Delivery Request Form for Houston     Delivery Request Form for Dallas Fort Worth

FAQs About Organic Compost

What Is An Organic Compost? What Is Organic Compost Made Of?

Organic compost is organic matter that can be added to garden soil as a soil amendment. Although it’s not a fertilizer per se, organic compost contains beneficial soil organisms that improve soil biology and enhance plant development. Beneficial bacteria, fungi, and other micro and macro organisms found in compost are necessary for successful nutrient cycling and plant development. Living Earth’s compost is a totally organic, aerobically composted humus containing grass clippings, leaves, manure, straw, stable bedding and other valuable organic components. Materials are fully composted under proper conditions that leave Living Earth’s organic compost free of weeds, weed seed and insect pests. It has excellent air porosity, water-holding capacity, drainage and optimum cation exchange capacity. 

Is Potting Soil The Same As Compost?

Potting soil is not the same as organic compost, however, there is organic compost in our potting soil. Living Earth does not recommend planting directly into organic compost, but is a valuable component of any planting mix that will enhance soil health.

What Is The Best Compost For My Garden?

If you’re planting, Living Earth recommends our organic garden soil or our vegetable planting mix for plants, flowers, or vegetables. Although organic compost is a component of both of these materials, Living Earth does not recommend planting directly into compost. Rather, use compost as a supplement to your soil and a high quality fertilizer to ensure a successful garden!

Should I Use Manure or Compost?

We recommend using a compost that typically blends feedstocks like manure, fruits, vegetables, soft-bodied flowers, plants, grass clippings, and leaves to create a nicely balanced compost. Manure, in and of itself, doesn’t contain all the vital micronutrients that compost does and we do not recommend any use of biosolids (which is wastewater treatment sludge), often found in some composts. If you have questions, please contact Living Earth and we’ll ensure you get the best product for your project!

Can Too Much Compost Hurt Plants?

We do not recommend planting directly into compost. If you’re wanting to add the enriching values of a quality compost, then we recommend adding a layer onto existing soils and blending it into the root zone. That layer should be 1″-3″ and you can use our Coverage Calculator to help determine the amount you need!

Can I Make My Own Compost?

Absolutely you can! We love it when our communities are involved in composting and encourage it. Getting started with composting is quick and easy – you can make your own compost with food scraps and other kitchen scraps using a compost bin or by starting a compost pile in your yard. Check out our blog post on composting for more tips!

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