Premium Compost Blend
The premium compost utilized in this blend is made from 100% recycled content, including yard and wood waste as well as grass clippings. The sandy loam utilized is virgin NJDEP/NJDOT approved select fill. McGill’s SoilBooster Premium Compost Blend has been TCL/TAL+30 tested by independent certified laboratories and has repeatedly passed all NJDEP Standards, including the new 2021 Standards.
How Much to Buy?
New Lawns: Apply a 1-2” layer of McGill SoilBooster Premium Compost Blend 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 SoilBooster Premium Compost Blend using standard topdressing equipment or apply by hand. Rake or back-drag the compost blend into the turf canopy and core holes. Seed, if necessary, and water.
Topsoil Manufacturing/Upgrading: Mix 1-part compost blend with 2-3 parts existing 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: Mix compost blend with 25%-50% native soil to provide structure for planting. Water thoroughly & reapply each year, 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 blend with 2-3 parts of soil obtained from planting hole. Place the tree or shrub in the planting hole and apply amended soil around the root ball. Firm the backfilled soil & water.
Pre-plant: evenly apply 4 to 8 tons per acre, then incorporate into the soil, per soil test.
Topdress|No-till: apply to soils over entire field or concentrated in the planting rows. Application rate will be based on soil test results.
After calculating how much compost you need, please contact us to purchase your material and to set up pickup or delivery.