Product/Material Description

This is a listing of our standard soil mixes and materials.  Special blends can be made by request and will include a custom mixing fee.  Availability and prices can change without notice.

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When watering any soil, especially mixes such as ours, do not saturate as it will remove air pockets, making it compact more quickly.  This will cause soil to become more difficult to work with when ready to plant, seed or sod.  We recommend a several day advance watering practice to prep the soil prior to planting or transplanting.  Allow for shorter watering periods with absorption time in between.  Over watering is the most common dilemma in Texas landscaping and can be detrimental to the health of your plants.  We use many water retentive materials in our soils to help decrease the cost of watering.  We highly recommend using a moisture meter than can be purchased at most local home and garden stores or garden departments.

We purchase screened materials from most of our vendors but do not own the machinery ourselves.  Please understand that nature is functional not always pretty!  The look of a soil does not affect it’s ability to work as we suggest that they will.  Thank You!

Lightening (Succulent) Mix

 

A combination of decomposed granite and composted materials that maintains evenly distributed moisture and drainage.  It is a good soil blend for xeriscapes and succulents such as cactus and agave.  This is a loam (dirt) free material.  Can also be used to amend existing beds, flower or garden, to help loosen compacted dirt.  Can be combined with our garden soil to help simulate earthworm activity or to create additional aeration and drainage for potted plants.

$50.00/cubic yard + tax

 

Pro (Garden) Mix

 

Our signature garden soil developed by Dad over a 3 year period in his own garden.  It is a good perennial bed mix and it is our recommended vegetable soil.  Pro Mix contains 50% composted materials, pecan shell, pond sand, fish emulsion and coarse sand.  This is a loam (dirt) free material and may have a grayish coloration due to the light color of several ingredients.  Developed as a vegetable planting soil, it is not recommended for seeding the first planting season For seeding areas or trays, it can be mixed with an additional 50-70% sand, our lightening mix or inexpensive bagged potting soil from any store (such as the HEB Organic Potting soil) for a more optimal seeding option.  We are unable to control the aging process of the fish emulsion and it can sometimes dissolve the seeds.  This is NOT a no till garden mix and we recommend turning from bottom up to rejuvenate before each planting.  Our customers average 3 planting seasons or 1 1/2 years per 6″ of this soil.

$55.00/cubic yard + tax

Lawn Dressing

(Not pictured) is a mixture of 2 parts compost to 1 part pond sand.  Pond sand is a natural aerator and helps to soften the clay dirt that is prevalent to our local area.  It is used as a topical application for a lawn or as a soil/garden amendment.  This is a loam (dirt) free material so not a good fill option, just a food source.  Apply at a rate of 1/4 to 1/2  inch across the top of the grass once to twice yearly to add nutrients and condition the existing top soil.  It is important to water well 1-4 times after application.

$48.00/cubic yard + tax

Grower’s (Flower Bed) Mix

 

An annual bedding mix that is composed of loam,  40% composted materials, fish emulsion and pond sand.  Also a Universal Mix as it can be more cost effective to bring in this one soil if your project is a combination of needs such as grass and plants.  It is great for native and Texas adapted plants and flower gardens, not highly recommended for gardens but can be used for non root vegetables if preferred.  This is a loam based soil so it can have clumps.

$45.00/cubic yard + tax

Landscape (Sod, Tree & Shrub) Mix

 

An enriched topsoil ideal for sod, trees and shrubs.  It is a mixture of 25% Dillo Dirt compost, fish emulsion and loam .  The City of Austin requires using this type of mixture when seeding grass or laying sod because it will save an estimated 30%+ on water.  While it can be used as a lawn overlayment, the loam base can be lumpy causing it to be more labor intensive to spread than compost or our lawn dressing.

.$35.00/cubic yard + tax

 

Fish emulsion is an almost white bulk material that we utilize in many of our soil blends to improve water retention.  It is a delayed reaction compost source that will activate within 6-8 months depending on weather and water conditions, an added bonus!

Mulches

 

Fine Grind Hardwood Mulch or landscaping mulch is a rich dark brown color.  It is a great bedding mulch that will help conserve water and condition the soil.  Our choice for vegetable garden mulch.

$38.00/cubic yard + tax

Fine Grind Native Cedar Mulch is chestnut brown coloration.  Good mulch for bedding and adding contrast to landscaping projects.  Due to the nature of cedar and the oils produced, it is a natural pest repellent and does take longer to break down.  Not recommended for vegetable gardens.

$38.00/cubic yard + tax

Single Grind Cedar Mulch is a larger sized mulch.  As with the finer cedar, it is a natural pest repellent and is commonly used to keep undergrowth areas under control, in playscapes and as pathways.  This a purely functional mulch that is a byproduct of land clearing projects and will contain contaminants outside of our control such as rock, dirt clods and trash as it is not screened.

$30.00/cubic yard + tax

 

Pecan Shell Mulch is crushed aged and partially composted pecan shells.  It is a wonderful mulch that will not float or blow away and it can also be used as a bedding amendment.  It is dark brown to red in color and is an organic alternative to the popular red dyed mulch.  Availability can be precarious due to circumstances outside our control.

$40.00/cubic yard + tax

Except for Dillo Dirt, all of our composts are made from clean sourced materials.  Our vendor relationships exceed 15 years and they all use organic methods for the composting process.  Composts should and ours will contain a carbon (wood material) as it is necessary for the slow nutrient release needed for more sustainable use and growth.  The mulch or sometimes described as “hairy” matter will be noticeable in the materials but it is not a detriment and removal can cause vegetation to burn or not grow.

It is important to water well, at least once a day for about 30 minutes for up to 4 days, after applying compost to any vegetation/grass.  DO NOT cover grass blades and is best when grass is actively growing.

Texas Organic Compost

Fine screened, compost tea watered and aged recycled forest products.  Plant based compost alternative to offset manure based compost use to prevent sterilization or sodium build up.  Not currently in stock for pick up but can be requested for delivery.

$55.00/cubic yard + tax

 

Cotton Burr Compost

(Not pictured) Clean sourced aged cotton burr, or plant remaining after cotton harvested, mixed with forest product fines.  Another plant based compost to alternate with manure compost.  It is our most commonly carried non manure compost at this time.

$55.00/cubic yard + tax

Turkey Manure Compost

(Not pictured)  Clean sourced aged turkey manure mixed with pine bark screenings.  Typically has a lower pH than other compost which is beneficial to amend alkaline soil or add to existing vegetable gardens or flower beds.

$55.00/cubic yard + tax

Horse Manure Compost

(Not pictured) Clean sourced and aged horse manure mixed with mulch fines and finely screened.  Good amendment for all applications and across lawns.

$55.00/cubic yard + tax

Dillo Dirt

 

It is a good amendment for existing beds or as a lawn dressing.  1 cubic yard will cover approximately 1000 square feet applied at the rate of one quarter inch.

$40.00/cubic yard + tax

 

 

Decomposed Granite

 

Burnt orange to pink in color and is commonly used for pathways (Town Lake Hike and Bike trail).  We keep 1/2″ minus in stock but additional sizes are available by request and will be a different price per cubic yard.

$45.00/cubic yard

 

Loam (fill dirt)

 

Loam is considered a good base for many agricultural uses because once mixed with compost it retains nutrients and water while still allowing excess water to drain away.  It is a natural and unscreened material, mined in Travis or Bastrop county.  It can be lumpy and has no nutritional value on its own.

$28.00/cubic yard

 

Coarse Fill Sand

 

A larger grade sand used in a wide variety of applications from cement to soil blends to improve drainage, ideal for use as a filler under concrete, pavers, and other landscaping projects.

$40.00/cubic yard

Pond Sand 

(Not pictured) Fine white sand commonly used for back fill leveling for soft sided pools and as well as amendment to soil blends to assist with water retention.  Not recommended for masonry work

$30.00/cubic yard + tax

Masonry Sand

(Not pictured) Fine washed sand commonly used in mortar or mason work.

$50.00/cubic yard

Colorado River Rock (Gravel)

 

1″ minus, 2″ and 3″Plus Mined locally along the Colorado river valley.  Mostly cream and brown coloration sprinkled with black, orange, purple and pink.  It is the most frequently used decorative gravel around the Austin area.

$55.00/cubic yard

Pea Gravel 3/8″     $55.00/cubic yard

Limestone Cave (Landscaping) Boulders

Ranging from 6″ to 36″ in size.  Great native visual amendment to xeriscape or landscaped beds.

Price determined by size

3/4 to dust base 

A finely screened base material that works well as a base foundation for concrete work, path way base or any other project that requires a more smooth surface.

$30.00/cubic yard + tax

Screened Base

1 3/4″ limestone base that is best for roadways and pads that need to be built up greater than 3″.

$30.00/cubic yard + tax