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We are able to call upon a large community when you need answers to questions. Within our company we have the expertise to source unusual material as well as advise you on installation of everything from pavers to stone walls to ready mix concrete to improving the soil in your garden. We can also help link you to designers and to landscape and maintenance contractors. So go ahead and ask us the hard questions, if we don’t have the answer we will reach out to our community and find the answer.


Organic Gardens

I'm interested in your Actively Aerated Compost Tea. I used unamended topsoil for my California Native Plant garden. I was thinking that the Tea would help improve the disturbed soil. Would you recommend it for native plants, and if so, how much would I use?

We needed topsoil for the raised vegetable beds but after reading your descriptions, I think we either need 2 yards of Nursery Mix and 2 yards of Fine Redwood Compost or 4 yards of your Essential Soil Landscape Mix. We are trying to keep costs down, what would you recommend for raised beds in a school garden that will be used for vegetables?

I have 40-50 year old oak trees with bare ground below. Not much leaf litter right now - want to mulch for the summer to protect roots. Which of your mulch mixes would be best?

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Plants in the Garden

How do I properly plant a tree?

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