MW Horticulture’s Word of the Day

Compost

What is compost? How can it be used? How is it made?

Compost is a material made from the aerobic bio-degradation of plant material. Compost is to be used as a soil amendment to your existing soil.  Organic Compost is ideal for vegetable crops, ornamental, trees, sod or lawn.  This material is the perfect additive to Florida’s acidic soils.  It has high levels of Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium along with other micro-nutrients. and typically no further fertilizer is required. This is an organic compost that was aerobically composted .  We bring the compost up to 120 to 150 degrees over an extended period of time to remove any pathogens and weed seeds in the material.  We follow the USEPA reg 40 CFR Part 503 for compost. UF/IFAS states that most Florida soils benefit from the addition of organic matter, such as compost.  Organic Compost sold by the yard /  bulk or  bag.  This material has been used in Certified Organic Farms and is approved by QCS, OMRI Listed, Compost Certified  and approved by other governing agencies. This is a perfect material for planting vegetables, ornamental plants and before sod.

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Do you know the difference between Organic Compost, Screened Topsoil, and Mulch?

 

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On the left is Mulch, the top right is Organic Compost, and the bottom right is Screened Topsoil.

Which type of material will help you the most?

Organic Compost, Screened Topsoil, and Mulch can all be used within your yard in some way. Believe it or not, they are all a very different product and if you use the material in the proper way then you will have phenomenal results!

What is Organic Compost? 

Compost is a material made from the aerobic bio-degradation of plant material. Compost is to be used as a soil amendment to your existing soil.  Organic Compost is ideal for vegetable crops, ornamental, trees, sod or lawn.  This material is the perfect additive to Florida’s acidic soils.  It has high levels of Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium along with other micro-nutrients. and typically no further fertilizer is required. This is an organic compost that was aerobically composted .  We bring the compost up to 120 to 150 degrees over an extended period of time to remove any pathogens and weed seeds in the material.  We follow the USEPA reg 40 CFR Part 503 for compost. UF/IFAS states that most Florida soils benefit from the addition of organic matter, such as compost.  Organic Compost sold by the yard /  bulk or  bag.  This material has been used in Certified Organic Farms and is approved by QCS, OMRI Listed, Compost Certified  and approved by other governing agencies. This is a perfect material for planting vegetables, ornamental plants and before sod.

What is Screened Topsoil?

Screened Topsoil is a material made from grass scrapings and other organic matter. Any debris 1/2″or bigger get screened out. This material is perfect for filling in low spots around the yard and final or rough grade fill in new construction. It is a nice dark soil with some nutrient values. Compost and topsoil are not inter-changeable.

What is mulch?

Mulch is used within gardens on the soil surface to discourage the growth of weeds, provide the roots of plants with shade, and to reduce moisture loss. Mulch should be used as a ground cover outside the drip line of the plant or tree. Mulch should be spread a minimum of 3-4 inches thick for optimal results. MW Horticulture carries 3 different types of mulches, depending on your gardening needs. Our premium mulch is used primarily for the beautification of landscape beds. Value Mulch and Mixed Mulch is used in gardening and food forest applications where ground cover and soil building is needed.

MW Horticulture Recycling is a local family owned facility in Fort Myers, FL. We pride ourselves on being one of the leading experts in our community on mulch, organic compost, and screened topsoil. Our processes take months to occur and we never try to take a shortcut while making the material, to ensure the best product is made! Visit either one of our facilities for a tour or call us and ask why our organic compost is the best! 

South Yard: 6250 Thomas Road Fort Myers, FL 33912

North Yard: 17610 East Street North Fort Myers, FL 33917

239-332-1188/ 239-217-0047

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Organic Compost

MW Horticulture Organic Compost

Certifications:

**CERTIFIED COMPOST BY US COMPOSTING COUNCIL

**APPROVED BY QCS (certified organic farm regulators)

**UNIV OF FLA SOIL LAB says “Better than average in Nutrient Values”

**ONLY LOCAL ORGANIC COMPOST PRODUCER IN Southwest Florida

$$$$$               GET THE MOST FROM YOUR COMPOST!     $$$$$$

Not all Compost is created equally.  Don’t settle for the rest! Our O-r-g-a-n-i-c Compost is Aged. Compost needs to be aged, just like good wine. Our compost has been in the making for over a year. Don’t go with the guys who want a quick buck and are trying to make organic compost in 30 or 60 days. Go with the Best the first time and start seeing the benefits immediately.

Do you have a lawn, home garden, farm or full blown nursery? Our compost will help you grow beautiful vegetables, fruit trees, ornamentals, trees, sod and lawn. Our customers have been raving about how quick the seeds germinate, how fast the flowers bloom and how full their plants have become.

Based on thorough assessments conducted by the UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA’s SOIL TESTING LABORATORY, the nutrient value of our organic compost is determined to be well above average and suitable for a variety of uses and applications where soils and composts are needed. This material is a perfect additive to Florida’s acidic soil

High levels of Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium – typically no additional fertilizer will be needed for any of your crops you are growing.

Why do you need compost? Well, have you noticed your yard is a big sandbox? That’s why – it’s that simple!   How do you use Compost? The first way is simple to add it to your plant as you are planting – dig out the bad dirt and add in the good dirt aka compost . The second way is to continue to nourish it with a “donut” or “tire” type of ring around the tree or plant – place it around the area of the leaf line or tree line in a big circle.  Do this every 3 to 4 months or once you see that the compost is flat – just add some more – you will be amazed by the results!

Beautiful screened organic compost – we use 1/2″ screens for the best possible outcome. You will see some mulchiness in the compost – that’s GOOD – that’s why it’s called ORGANIC MATTER!  That is like a time capsule – it will continue to decompose and release all the great nutrients.

DON’T JUST BUY THE CHEAPEST MATERIAL – BUY THE BEST VALUE

******WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO COME TO OUR FACILITY AND ACTUAL DO A HAND TEST ON OUR MATERIAL*****

FOR PRICING – CALL  239-332-1188 or 239-217-0047

DELIVERY AVAILABLE – We can load your truck or we can deliver to you for additional fee – DELIVERY AVAILABLE to anywhere in Southwest Florida. Ft Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh, Naples, Golden Gate, Marco, Ft Myers Beach, Sanibel, Punta Gorda. Prices are based on the size load and your location.

Beautiful rich screened horticulture compost – you won’t be disappointed – find out why we have become the premier composter in Southwest Florida.

Big Box Store brands usually have old compost that who know’s where it’s from and how long it’s been sitting on the shelf. Don’t waste your money on box store products of lesser nutritive value to your plants. Our material is 1/10th the cost, is made of local materials and provide higher value as a plant nutrient additive. All of our products are sold by the yard / bulk for the most cost savings.

This material is created by 100% horticulture composting – What does this mean? This means we only use yard trimmings, brush, plants, etc. to make our compost.

NO BIO SOLIDS are used!! Not sure what bio solids are? Check out this website – This is what the county put’s in their compost – WE DON’T!!! Do you want your vegetables grown in this?    http://www.epa.gov/region9/water/npdes/sludge.html

We are a family owned & operated facility. Stop in and say hello. Ask for a tour of our facility. We are more than happy to show you how we create this product and continue to protect it’s quality. We are constantly re-testing our material to ensure the highest quality.

All pictures posted are actual pictures from our material. You get what you see!

FREE SEMINAR exclusive to our customers only – HOW TO INCORPORATE EDIBLES INTO YOUR HOME LANDSCAPING- FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH at 6:30pm -Please RSVP for seat. Seminar to be held at our south yard facility – MW Horticulture, 6250 Thomas Rd, Ft Myers, Fl 33912. RSVP at http://www.mwhorticulturerecycling.com and click on Seminar’s Educational Links

NOW 2 LOCATIONS TO BETTER SERVE YOU – NORTH & SOUTH LEE COUNTY

MW Horticulture Recycling Facility
SOUTH YARD – 6250 Thomas Road, Ft Myers, Fl 33912 (near Alico & US 41)                         239-332-1188
NORTH YARD – 17610 East Street, North Ft Myers, Fl 33917 (near Bayshore & I 75)
239-217-0047

Hours – Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm and Saturdays 8am to 2pm

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