Benefits of Compost

MW Horticulture Organic Compost

Benefits of Compost

  • Enriches soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests.
  • Reduces the need for chemical fertilizers.
  • Encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material.
  • Reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint.
  • MW Horticulture Organic Compost is Organic and has no Bio-solids, Manures or Animal Based inputs.

Benefit of Mulch & Ground Cover

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Benefits of Mulch on plants & soil



  • Mulch prevent loss of water from the soil by evaporation.
  • Mulch reduces the growth of weeds when applied deeply enough to prevent weed germination or to smother existing weeds.
  • Mulch keeps the soil cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, thus maintaining a more even soil temperature.
  • Mulch prevents soil splashing, which not only stops erosion but also keeps soil-borne diseases from splashing up onto the plants.
  • Mulch can improve the soil structure. As the mulch decays, the material becomes topsoil. Decaying mulch also adds nutrients to the soil.
  • Mulch prevents crusting of the soil surface, thus improving the absorption and movement of water into the soil.
  • Mulch prevents the trunks of trees and shrubs from damage by lawn equipment.
  • Mulch helps prevent soil compaction.
  • Mulch can add to the beauty of the landscape by providing a cover of uniform color and interesting texture to the surf

Florida Friendly Landscape Principles

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Right Plant, Right Place

Water Efficiently

Fertilize Appropiately

Mulch

Attract Wildlife

Recycle Yard Waste at places like MW Horticulture

Reduce Stormwater Runoff

How much Compost, Topsoil or Mulch do you need?

Mulch Calculator

How much does one yard cover?

Square Footage Calculation

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Click on this link to go to the mulch calculator where you will enter your square footage of your area and how deep you want the mulch or soil

Square Footage Calculation

How much does one yard cover?

Square Footage Calculation

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Compute the square footage of your yard by using the appropriate volume formula for the shape of your yard. For rectangular yards, multiply the length times the width. For example, if your yard is 10 feet by 15 feet, you would multiply 10 by 15 to get 150 square feet.

How much does one yard cover?

How much does one yard cover?

How much does one yard cover?

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Here you will see how much area one yard of material will cover depending on your depth.

For example, if you need to fill in 4 inches of deep, one yard will fill 81 square feet (8' x 10' area) 

Like doing the math yourself?

How much do I need for my raised bed garden?

How much does one yard cover?

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Here is the formula you need to calculate any soil math problems.  Take the length and times it by the width, then times it by the depth.  Here's the tricky part.  This is based on feet, not inches.  So if you are only going 6" deep you would times it by .5 deep.  Then when you get that total, you divide it by 27.  That gives you how many yards you need for your project.  

How much do I need for my raised bed garden?

How much do I need for my raised bed garden?

How much do I need for my raised bed garden?

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       2' x 2' x 2' =  8 cf  = 1/3 yard 

      2' x 4' x 2' = 16 cf = 1/2 yard 

    4' x 4' x 6" = 8 cf = 1/3 yard 

     4' x 4' x 1' = 16 cf =  1/2 yard

       4' x 8' x 6" = 16 cf =  1/2 yard 

         4' x 8' x 1' = 32 cf =  1 1/4 yard 

    4' x 12' x 6" = 24 cf =  1 yard

              4' x 12' x 1' = 48 cf =  1 3/4 yard    

Still need help? Call US

How much do I need for my raised bed garden?

How much do I need for my raised bed garden?

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Still confused?  No problem, we are here to help you.  Call MW Horticulture Recycling at 239-332-1188