Premium Compost

Discover our premium, STA-certified compost, made from 100% recycled content sourced locally in New Jersey, including organic waste like leaves and grass. This sustainable amendment is an excellent choice for enriching planting media and offers a variety of options to suit your needs.

Our premium compost significantly increases the organic matter in soil, replenishing vital soil microbes responsible for nutrient uptake and improving water management. With a rich blend of macro and micro-nutrients, our SoilBuilder product ensures plants receive a well-balanced diet for optimal growth.

Versatile and adaptable, McGill SoilBooster serves a range of purposes, whether as a soil amendment or top-dressing in lawns and gardens or as a component in soil blends and on-site manufactured topsoil. Experience the transformative power of our organic compost and sustainable amendments in nurturing healthy, vibrant landscapes.

Applications include:

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New Lawns: Apply a 1-2” layer of McGill GardenState Premium Compost to soil and incorporate to a 4-6” depth. Apply seed or sod, then rake and water. 

Topdressing:  Core aerate the turf making 4-5 passes over the area to be topdressed, then apply a ¼” to ½” layer of McGill GardenState Premium Compost standard topdressing equipment or apply by hand. Rake or back-drag the compost into the turf canopy and core holes. Seed, if necessary, and water. 

Topsoil Manufacturing/Upgrading: Mix 1-part compost with 2-3 parts existing or purchased soil, blend uniformly. Specific application rate depends on soil quality and planted vegetation.

Native Soil Garden/ Vegetable Beds: Apply a 1-2” layer to soil and incorporate to a 4-6” depth. Condition soil this way every 1-2 years, or as recommended per soil test analysis. 

 Raised Garden/Vegetable Beds: Incorporate compost into 25%-50% native soil to provide structure for planting. Water thoroughly and reapply each year, or as per soil test recommendations.

Trees & Shrubs: Dig a hole the same depth as root ball and at least 2-3 times as wide. Mix 1-part compost with 2 or 3 parts of soil obtained from the planting hole. Place the tree or shrub in the planting hole and apply amended soil around the root ball. Tamp the backfilled soil & water.

Pre-plant: evenly apply 4 to 8 tons per acre, then incorporate into the soil.

Topdress|No-till: apply to soils over entire field or concentrated in the planting rows. Application rate will be based on soil test results. 

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After calculating how much compost you need, contact us to purchase your material and to set up pickup or delivery.

Call: 973-616-6654

Ingredients: 100% recycled content, including (but not limited to) Vegetative Waste as approved by the NJDEP: Brush, Leaf, Grass, Tree parts, Stumps, Clean wood, Wood chips.

Testing: This compost product meets or exceeds all standards for classification as an EPA Exceptional Quality (EQ) compost, suitable for unrestricted end use. It has been sampled and tested as required by the Seal of Testing Assurance Certification Program of the United States Composting Council (USCC), using certain methods from the “Test Methods for the Examination of Compost and Composting” manual. Test results are available upon request by calling McGill Environmental Systems Inc. at 919-362-1161. The USCC and McGill makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, concerning the product, the results to be obtained from the use of this product, and/or generally accepted application procedures and precautions, including no implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.