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Our attractive mulches are great for a variety of uses! They provide exceptional weed suppression, moisture retention, and erosion control when applied at the recommended thickness. They are also great for moderating soil temperatures during extreme weather.
California Native Mulch® is our best value! This product is refined during a two-week composting process and is completely free of weed seeds and pathogens. It has a natural, earthy look and is suitable for a wide range of applications, including erosion control, general weed suppression, mulching trees and shrubs, and pathways. Apply 2″ to 3” thick for best results.
Grower’s Mulch is a customer favorite and also a great value. 1” to 3” in size and screened to remove fines, this product is crafted from select clean vegetative matter and contains no curbside green waste or weed seeds or pathogens. The composting process gives it a rich brown color which is great for improving landscape aesthetics making plant and flower colors pop! Ideal for weed suppression, erosion control, and pathways. Apply 2″ to 3” thick for best results. Available in two cubic foot bags or bulk.
Hardwood Mulch is made from mixed lumber and is an exceptional value for a premium product. Light brown in color, it is an attractive, economical option for weed suppression, moisture retention, pathways, and slopes. Apply 2″ to 3” thick for flowers and shrubs and 3″ to 4” thick around trees for optimum results.
Certified Playground Mulch is produced from 100% virgin lumber and is free of foreign contaminants. It meets all federal and state laws governing mulch on playgrounds, parks, schools and HOA common areas. Its light khaki color darkens slightly as it ages, and it’s ideal for schools and children’s play areas under swing sets and jungle gyms. Apply 8″ to 12” thick for best results.
Red Mulch is 3″ minus premium hardwood product with a rich red color. It offers moisture retention and weed suppression at a good value and is great for pathways and adding accented hue to landscapes. Apply 2″ to 3” thick for paths, established flower beds and shrubs and 3″ to 4″ thick around trees for best results.
Brown Mulch is 3″ minus premium hardwood product with a medium brown color. A good choice for pathways and a wide variety of landscape applications. It provides weed suppression and moisture retention at an affordable price. Apply 2″ to 3” thick for paths, established flower beds and shrubs and 3″ to 4″ thick around trees for best results.
Black Mulch is 3″ minus premium hardwood product with a deep black color for a nice contrast that makes flower beds pop. It is an economical option for weed suppression and moisture retention. This mulch is perfect for pathways and landscapes where superior aesthetics are desired. Apply 2″ to 3” thick for paths, flowers and shrubs, and 3″ to 4″ thick around trees for optimum results.
We offer a wide variety of high quality barks and shredded wood products in various colors and sizes to accommodate your specifications, tastes and needs. They provide exceptional weed suppression, moisture retention, erosion control, and soil temperature moderation when applied at recommended thicknesses.
Mini Fir Bark is 1/4″ to 1/2″ in size and is a reddish color. It is a good choice as a premium mulch for flowers and shrubs, and will gradually decompose and add organic matter to the soil. Also great for acid loving plants! Apply 3″ to 4” thick for best results.
Medium Fir Bark is 1″ to 2″ and has a natural, rustic look. Also reddish in color and good for acid loving plants, it’s a beautiful mulch for pathways and slopes. Looks great around trees, shrubs and large plants. This bark will last longer than smaller-sized barks. Apply 3″ to 4” thick for best results.
Shredded Fir is a light, loose mulch and reddish brown in color. It is easy to walk on and is ideal for pathways and flower beds with perennials and annuals. This product will create a nice, uniform appearance. Apply 2″ to 3” thick for flowers and shrubs and 3″ to 4” thick around trees.
Shredded Cedar is also a light, loose mulch with a fresh, earthy scent and deep golden color. It mats down for a neat appearance and lasts longer due to some of the antimicrobial oils in the cedar. Looks great in flower beds. For best results, apply 2″ to 3” thick for flowers and shrubs and 3″ to 4” thick around trees.
Gorilla Hair is another one of our popular light, loose mulches, and has a pleasant, earthy scent and reddish color. This mulch is a long-lasting product that mats down well to show off your plants and enhance the landscape’s aesthetics. Apply 2″ to 3” thick for flowers and shrubs and 3″ to 4” thick for trees.
Our compost products are the result of years of research and development. We combine high quality feedstocks in our proprietary recipes and “cook” them to perfection! All of San Pasqual Valley Soils’ composts are processed in strict accordance with state regulations, including a PFRP (Process to Further Reduce Pathogens) phase, ensuring both pathogens and weed seeds are destroyed.
Valley’s Best Compost® is our popular “go to” manure enriched amendment for local farmers, landscapers and gardeners! It was developed to help organic growers cultivate the best soil for plants and is OMRI-listed. Plants love this earthy compost that helps them put on a colorful show thanks to all of the beneficial microbes! It offers better drainage (clay soils) and moisture retention (sandy soils) too. Incorporate a 3″ to 4″ layer (about 20% by volume) directly into your garden or potting mix. Available in one cubic foot bags or bulk.
Planter’s Blend Compost is a great soil amendment at an affordable price! This vegetative material-based compost helps clay soils drain better, and sandy soils hold more moisture. Packed full of organic matter and micro nutrients, it will improve your soil and nourish your plants! Incorporate a 3″ to 4″ layer (about 20% by volume) directly into your garden or potting mix. Planter’s Blend Compost has received the Seal of Testing Assurance (STA) certification from the US Composting Council.
Our specialty mixes are made using select, high quality feedstocks, and our proprietary blends are great for virtually every application! We also do custom mixes to your specifications. Let us know what you need, and we will blend it up for you!
Topsoil is a blend is of 50% select, rock-free virgin soil and 50% Planters Blend compost, which adds a generous amount of beneficial microbes and organic matter. This product is ideal for replacing existing soil with a higher organic content, or as a base for a custom blend.
Raised Garden Bed Mix is the perfect combination of premium quality topsoil, compost and perlite for a light and airy blend full of nutrients. It is suitable for any garden bed or container mix. Your favorite vegetables, perennials, and shrubs will thrive in this custom formulated product.
Bioswale 50 is composed ofnaturally occurring washed concrete sand, Planter’s Blend compost, and sandy loam. It provides good drainage and can also be used as a planting medium. It is great for use around parking lots, multi-use housing communities, and anywhere improved drainage is needed.
Lightweight Rooftop Mix is our specialty blend of pumice, sand, gravel, and shredded bark for applications with weight limits needing good drainage. Great for green-roof installations where superior drainage is needed along with good water retention. This product is not stocked, but we will custom blend upon request. Allow a 2-3 day lead time.
SOIL / AGGREGATES
We carry high quality soils and aggregates to help you complete your landscaping projects within your budget!
Gold DG is a beige-colored, 3/8″ decomposed granite that will add a nice, neat finishing touch to your landscape. When installed using water, it forms a uniform hardened surface. It is great for walkways, patios, and to accent your garden borders. It can also be used for riding arenas and equestrian applications.
Gray DG is a gray-colored, 3/8″ decomposed granite that offers a different look and color for finishing your landscape. When installed using water, it forms a uniform hardened surface. It is great for walkways, patios, and to accent your garden borders. It can also be used for riding arenas and equestrian applications.
Washed Concrete Sand is a high quality product that has been thoroughly rinsed and screened for a ready-mix. It can also be used for a base layer for walkways, patios when setting stepping stones, and rock borders. This clean, light sand will drain quickly when used for landscape applications.
Screened Fill Dirt is guaranteed to be free from rocks, sticks, clumps and debris so it will mix easily with our compost and other soil amendments. It’s ideal to level an area, fill a hole or build a mound or berm where you are planning to plant shrubs and flowers.
Unscreened Fill Dirt is a great bargain if you don’t mind some rocks, sticks, or clumps. It is ideal to use when you need to level an area, fill a hole or build a mound or berm. It can also be used as a base for one of our custom blended products.
Recycled Class II Base is made from recycled crushed concrete and asphalt. This product is a highly affordable, quality base for driveways, roads, parking lots and sidewalks.
C-Mix can be used for a variety of concrete garden projects including walkways, patios, and outdoor staircases. This pre-mixed product combines aggregate and sand which is great for making small batches of concrete.
Birdseye is premium grade 1/8″ gravel, consisting of smooth, rounded stones. This product is great for decorative ground cover, waterwise landscaping, bedding pipe, planter box and flower pot drainage, dog runs, and many other uses.
3/4″ Rock is a great product for anywhere you need to improve drainage. It is ideal for a base for concrete slabs, french drains, large pipe bedding, dry wells, driveways and drainage ditches.
3/8″ Rock is a good choice for drainage blankets, pipe bedding, driveways and decorative landscape applications. The small rock size packs down a little flatter than the 3/4″ rock.
We also stock amendments to help improve your soil’s tilth, fertility, porosity and drainage.
Triple Grind Redwood is a great soil amendment as it improves the tilth of the soil while reducing compaction. As a bonus, it can also reduce the pH for soils that are commonly highly alkaline in San Diego County. It is a good alternative for peat moss and an excellent value. Apply at approximately 25% by volume for garden soils and potting mixes (but rates will vary based on soil characteristics and type of plants grown).
Pumice is a light, 3/16″ gravel that has the ability to retain moisture while also providing good aeration. It will loosen heavy clay and provide structure when blended into the soil or container mixes. It can also be used as a decorative mulch. Be sure to ask us for tips on how you can best use this in your landscaping installation.
Gypsum is a naturally occurring mineral which is great for breaking up heavy, dense soil and providing aeration. It is suitable for use as an amendment for potting soil or garden box blends and is ideal for reducing clay soil compaction which is common for San Diego County soils.
Perlite is a lightweight amendment that will break up compacted soil, enhance water retention, and improve root aeration to prevent root rot. It is made from naturally occurring volcanic rock and is sterile, chemically inert, and PH neutral. Perlite is economical and perfect for use in hydroponics, green roofs and for growing cuttings, seedlings and young plants.
Biochar is a soil amendment that improves plant health and crop yields. It reduces soil acidity and encourages beneficial fungi and bacteria to proliferate. Available in bulk as well as in bags.
Cow Manure is unprocessed and available for a minor loading fee. It is a viable option for improving soil with nutrients and a high diversity microorganisms beneficial to plants, although it has not been heat treated to kill pathogens and weed seeds. For best results, till 1″ -2″ of manure into the top 12″ of soil at least 90 days before planting.
For your convenience, we offer some of our more popular products in bags.
Valley’s Best Compost® is our popular “go to” manure enriched amendment for local farmers, landscapers and gardeners! It was developed to help organic growers cultivate the best soil for plants and is OMRI-listed. Plants love this earthy compost chock full of beneficial microbes! Incorporate a 3″ to 4″ layer (about 20% by volume) directly into your garden or potting mix. Available in one cubic foot bags or bulk.
Grower’s Mulch is a customer favorite and a great value. 1” to 3” in size and screened to remove fines, this product is crafted from select clean vegetative matter and contains no curbside green waste or weed seeds. The composting process gives it a rich brown color which is great for improving landscape aesthetics. Ideal for weed suppression, erosion control, and pathways. Apply 2″ to 3” thick for best results. Available in two cubic foot bags or bulk.
Biochar is a soil amendment that improves plant health and crop yields. It reduces soil acidity and encourages beneficial fungi and bacteria to proliferate. Available in 10 lb bags or bulk.
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SPV Soils • 16111 Old Milky Way • Escondido, CA 92027