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.
FALL IS HERE! TIME TO TOP DRESS OUR LAWNS
Spring and fall are the best times to top-dress. Lawns based on poor soil will benefit from top dressing the soil twice each year. Lawns based on good quality soil might not need top dressing every year but if you want a lush, green lawn then once a year will keep it that way. Professional greens keepers regularly top dress to ensure a top quality turf. If you want a beautiful lawn that can meet professional standards then you should top dress your lawn annually.
Click for DIY instructions
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
• Green Waste Recycling brochures:
• English brochure
• Spanish brochure
HARVEST BLEND COMPOST GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY!
On the last Saturday in April, Harvest Blend Compost partnered with the City of Santa Maria, to celebrate International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) at Mussell Center and Community Garden. For the 2nd consecutive year the focus of the event was 'Water Wise Landscapes".
Presentations by Bob Engel, Vice President of Harvest Blend Compost; Kristine Jacobs, representing the City of Santa Maria Utilities Dept.; Fernando Martinez, of Chaparral Pavers and Landscape; and Ric Williams, of Bruno's Greenhouse in Nipomo, informed and entertained the audience.
After raffle prizes were won (always fun) the crowd trekked outdoors to fill buckets and bins with premium compost and fresh veggie transplants. By the end of the day, 540 cubic feet of fresh, locally produced Harvest Blend Compost and nearly 1,000 vegetable seedlings had been carried, wheeled, and/or trucked to nearby homes and gardens. What a great combo - fresh compost + vegetable seedlings = one healthy summer garden!
Special thanks to - Jim Davis, City of Santa Maria Parks Services Manager, for the use of Mussell Senior Center; Plantel Nursies, for supplying veggie transplants; Fernando Martinez and Ric Williams for contributing their time and expertise; and to Kristine Jacobs, Outreach Director with the City Utilitied Dept., for donating an awesome array of raffle prizes.
We look forward to seeing you in 2017!