Ideal Compost
Ideal Compost


Call to Order: 603.924.5050

How much compost to order: Recent research indicates that 1/4" - 1" is an adequate amount of compost to add to a garden. (We have recommended more before.)

How much mulch at add to a bed: 2-3 inches.

How to figure the volume of compost or mulch for your garden:

If your garden has an area of: (square feet) ...then order this many cubic yards to till in for the following depths:
  1/4 inch     1 inch   2 inches 3 inches


0.075 yds. or 1.5 bags 0.3 0.6 0.9


.15   yds. or  3 bags 0.6 1.2 1.8


.225 yds. or 4.5 bags 0.9 1.8 2.7


.375 yds. or 7.5 bags 1.5 3.0 4.5


.75 yds. or 15 bags 3.0 6.0 9.0

Soil testing is available:
Our new lab of choice has become Logan Labs in Lakeview, Ohio.  Logan's soil tests give a better picture of soil nutrient values for organic farmers and gardeners than conventional tests, and their tests are more complete.  Reasonably priced as well! 

Call to ask about our Fall soil testing program.  We will send your sample to Logan, get the results back and make a list for your garden of what you need to add in the way of minerals to push your soil toward the optimum balance of minerals.  In most cases, amending with compost alone is not sufficient if you want your plants to grow to their full genetic potential. Our soil testing program can help head your soil in the right direction. 

Call or email us for more details.

Terms: Cash on delivery unless arranged otherwise before delivery.

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Ideal Compost     439 Old Greenfield Road     Peterborough, NH    03458     603.924.5050