Friday, November 2, 2007

Landscape and Turf - Compost Suppliers in Southern Delaware

I often recommend the use of compost in establishing or renovating landscapes and turf areas. A question that arises is where can you buy large quantities of compost. The following are some suppliers in Southern Delaware and nearby Maryland.

Blessing Greenhouses and Compost Facility, Bruce E. Blessing, PO Box 512, Milford, DE 19963
Phone: (302)-393-3273, E-mail:
Two types of compost: 20,000 tons/yr. Mixed organics from food processing and poultry plants. Municipal biosolids (composted separately). Certified by the Delaware Department of Agriculture as a soil amendment.
For sale: bulk and in bags, for pick-up.

Grizzly’s Landscape Supply and Services, Inc., Dick Pack, 20144 John J. Williams Hwy., Lewes, DE 19958-4339, Phone: (800) 355-4544 Fax: (302) 644-0654, Email: website:
Yard debris compost: 5,000 yd3/yr. Poultry litter compost: 3,000 yd3/yr. Blended topsoil, compost, composted wood fines: 7,000 yd3/yr. For sale: bulk or bagged for pick-up or delivery.

The City of Seaford has compost for sale. The compost can be used on lawns, gardens and ornamental plants. The cost is $10.00 per cubic yard. The compost may be picked up on Wednesdays and Fridays from the Composting Facility at 403 Nanticoke Avenue (across from the boat ramp). Call 629-0120 for more information.

The City of Dover has leaf compost that residents can have access to at times. Call the Public Works Department at 736-7025 for more information.

Coastal Supply Company, Inc., 1000 Main Street, Dagsboro, DE 19939, 302-732-6624, 1-800-235-7645. Has compost based soil mixes shipped from its Maryland facility.

I will be adding to this list in the future.

Gordon Johnson, Extension Horticulture Agent, UD, Kent County

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