HARVEST BLEND COMPOST
BUILD HEALTHY SOIL. NATURALLY
Fresh, locally produced Harvest Blend Compost is the solution for all soil types, adding vital nuturents and structure, increasing porosity and water holding capacity. Produced by Engel & Gray Regional Compost Facility, the only commercial compost facility on the Central Coast, Harvest Blend Compost is STA Certified by the US Composting Council, ensuring quality compost products with maximum results! When you're in the market for compost, look for Harvest Blend Compost. Naturally!
DONATED COMPOST ENRICHES LOCAL SCHOOL GARDENS
Filling up our trusty HB trailer with compost for delivery to local schools
Over the past two weeks, Los Berros Elementary in Lompoc along with Orcutt Jr. High, Lakeview Jr. High, and the Boys & Girls Club in Santa Maria, have received help for their parched soil in the form of compost and topsoil.
Engel & Gray, Inc. has donated more than 430 cubic feet of compost and 375 cubic feet of topsoil to these schools in an effort to counteract effects of California's high temps and drought conditions. Adding organic matter in the form of compost and topsoil helps improve and protect valuable soil and most importantly, helps conserve valuable water resources.
Know of a school garden in need of some TLC? Call 805-925-2771 or click to speak with one of our friendly reps.
PROTECT YOUR LANDSCAPE
Adding Harvest Blend Compost to lawns and gardens will help protect your landscape investment during California's extended drought. Click on links and discover how easy it is to maintain a healthy landscape!
Topp-Off your turf with a layer of compost and watch it green up in no time! Speaking of lawns, when laying sod - amend soil with compost and create a healthy foundation for tender roots.
How about flower and vegetable gardens, bet they could use the boost compost provides. And if you’re planting trees and shrubs insulate your home, you can’t go wrong with compost backfill, supplying oxygen to growing root systems. Click to contact one of our helpful field reps.
BILLY GOODNICK TO APPEAR AT FREE EVENT - MAY 13
When: Saturday, May 13
Time: 9 AM - 12 noon
Where: Mussell Center
510 E. Park Ave.
Author of “Turn Any Outdoor Space into the Garden of Your Dreams”, Billy Goodnick will educate and entertain the public at Mussell Center on Saturday, May 13. Books will be available for purchase and signing immediately following presentation.
FREE COMPOST & VEGETABLE PLANTS
This year’s event promises to be both educational and entertaining. Guest speaker, Billy Goodnick, will keep the audience attentive and smiling with his special brand of humor. For decades, Billy has delivered his mantra of “beautiful, useful, sustainable gardens” to homeowners, Master Gardeners, and students. He shows audiences how to Design like a Pro, while promoting planet-friendly principles. A lot of useful information is wrapped in an upbeat, inventive delivery. Billy’s refreshing and unexpected approach has won him fans from his speaking gigs across the country. “Everyone can have a garden that’s beautiful, serves their needs, and treads lightly on the planet,” he says, adding, “Sustainable landscape design is a serious subject, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a bunch of fun along the way.”
Free compost and vegetable plants will be available following the workshop. Bring Your Own Bucket and take home nutrient rich compost to get that summer garden off to a healthy start. Harvest Blend Compost is the end product of the yard trimmings customers set out each week in their green-waste carts. Reusing the grass, branches, leaves, etc., in the form of compost, helps our community ‘Complete the Cycle.’
Anyone interested in gardening and home improvement is invited to attend. There is no cost for the workshop. Come early to register for a free raffle; enjoy complimentary refreshments.
For more info please contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-2771.
DID YOU KNOW...
One of compost’s greatest benefits is its ability to treat non-point source pollution.
Compost can manage nutrient stormwater and agricultural runoff by serving as a filter and sponge. Its high porosity and permeability allow contaminated stormwater to infiltrate at much higher rates than most existing soils; especially those compacted via human development.
Once soil is amended with compost, toxins and pollutants begin to break down. Compost immobilizes and degrades pollutants, improving water quality and has the ability to bind heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, and other contaminants, reducing both their leachability and absorption by plants. Biofiltration media like compost reduces contamination of urban pollutants by an astounding 60 to 95%.
HELP US KEEP THE GREEN CLEAN
The success of Santa Maria’s curbside Green Waste collection service depends on a clean waste stream. That means it's up to us to KEEP the GREEN CLEAN - NO glass, metal or plastic in Green Waste bins.
Yard materials collected from this program are diverted from the landfill and delivered to Engel & Gray Regional Compost Facility. There they are transformed into nutrient rich Harvest Blend Compost products, ready to build healthy soil, help conserve water (possibly reducing monthly water bill), and grow strong, healthy trees and plants.
WHAT CAN & CANNOT GO IN THE GREEN WASTE CONTAINER -
ACCEPTABLE: leaves, fallen fruit, grass clippings, weeds, plant prunings, small branches, clean wood, plants with little soil.
NON-ACCEPTABLE: plastic bags, glass, paper, metal, trash, animal waste, diapers, palm or yucca trimmings, painted/glued/or pressure treated wood, rocks, gravel, dirt, asphalt, cement, paint, oil, liquids, hazardous materials.
By keeping plastic bags and trash out you’re keeping the Green Material clean, which helps us make Quality Harvest Blend Compost. Naturally!
• Green Waste Recycling FAQ