Soil and Compost

  • Tip: Save Time With 'Sheet Composting'
    Simple technique makes good use of plentiful fall leaves.
  • How Water-Wise Techniques Transformed a Half-Acre Desert into a Lush Garden
    How water-wise techniques transformed a half-acre desert into a lush garden.
  • Classroom Composting
    World history, sustainability and vermiculture. It may sound like an unlikely combination, but to the students in Patty Brushett's history class, it makes perfect sense.
  • Worm Composting How-to
    All about creating compost with worms
  • Patrick Rump
    Meet Patrick Rump of San Francisco, Calif., winner of a Garden Crusader Award in the Restoration category.
  • Out of the Trash Can and into the Pile
    With the increase in recycling and reuse programs, it's easier than ever to reduce the amount of trash in our garbage cans. But we can do more.
  • Compost Your Coffee Grounds
    How to use coffee grounds in your compost bin.
  • Sand? Clay? Loam? What Type of Soil Do You Have?
    A "mudshake" is a simple yet effective way to determine if you have sandy soil, or clay, or loam.
  • All About Soils
    Watch our animated video with an overview of soil science and learn how to build healthy garden soil.
  • Soil Regeneration
    Soil Regeneration: The Practice of Building Healthy Soil --> At Gardener's Supply, we believe that healthy soils are the foundation for healthy gardens, healthy people, and a healthy planet. To that end, we've been inspiring and educating gardeners about how to care for and improve their soil since our first day in business.
  • Sheet Mulching – the What, the Why and the How
    .video-wrapper { position:relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; } .video-wrapper iframe { position:absolute; width:100%; height: 100%; top:0; left:0; } One of the quickest ways to create thriving healthy soil for a garden and to reduce the amount of lawn you have is to sheet mulch. Sheet mulching (sometimes called lasagna mulching) is a process of creating a new garden bed or planting zone over an area of grass by layering on “sheets” of organic matter.
  • How to Choose a Composter
    This guide will help you choose the right composter for your situation.
  • Secrets to Great Soil
    How to make sure your soil is rich in beneficial micro-organisms that keep plants thriving, pest-free and beautiful.
  • How to Make Compost Tea
    Compost tea, a potent, microbial elixir will invigorate your garden with beneficial microbes that will reduce disease problems, ward off pests, and boost plant vigor.
  • Building Healthy Soil
    How to build fertile, healthy garden soil.
  • Jumpstart Your Compost
    If you want to get compost in a hurry, there are a few things you can do to speed the process along.
  • Get "Rich" Quick with Batch Composting
    A get-rich-quick type of composting.
  • Guillermo Vasquez
    Guillermo Vasquez Contaminated soil, poverty, pollution and acres of pavement are just a few of the many things that make it difficult to garden in a large city. In San Francisco, Guillermo Vasquez is helping hundreds of people overcome such obstacles by calling on a surprising source of knowledge: indigenous culture.
  • Compost Troubleshooting Tips
    If your compost isn't cooking, review these tips to get things going again.
  • Put Fall Leaves to Work
    How to turn fall leaves into fuel for next year's garden.
  • Compost 101 - All About Composting
    Learn how to compost your kitchen and yard waste, using a compost bin, a pile or a composter.
  • Using Shredded Leaves
    How to make the most of one of nature's free soil builders.
  • The Simple Truth About Composting:
    You know that compost is great for your garden. You even appreciate how composting kitchen scraps and yard waste reduces the amount of material going into the landfill.