More Products… More Uses!
We are growing!
We have expanded our inventory to include products that professional landscapers and organic farmers need to amend and improve soil, control erosion, restore habitat, and beautify landscapes. Shop online or stop by to say hello and see our premium products in person.
If your jurisdiction is looking for SB 1383 compliant compost and mulch, SPV Soils has you covered. Our permitted compostable material handling operation produces compost and mulch that exceeds all of the standards regulated by CalRecycle under SB 1383. This includes standards related to physical contamination, maximum metal concentrations and pathogen density. Give us a call to discuss how we can help your city meet SB 1383 procurement requirements.
Grow with us!
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. Ask us about our SB 1383 compliant mulch.
California Native Mulch® is our best value! Composted and cured for a minimum of 4 weeks to eliminate weed seeds and pathogens, it has a natural, earthy look and is suitable for a wide range of applications, including erosion control blankets on slopes, general weed suppression, water conservation and improved soil biology. It is ideal for mulching trees, vines, shrubs and pathways. Apply 3” to 4” thick for best results. SB 1383 compliant.
Grower’s Mulch is a coarser, longer-lasting composted mulch crafted from select, clean vegetative material and is free of weed seeds and pathogens. The composting process and screening gives it a rich brown hue making plant and flower colors pop! Ideal for weed suppression, erosion control blankets on slopes, water conservation and pathways. Apply 3” to 4” thick for best results. Available in bulk. SB 1383 compliant.
Monkey Hair is our newest premium composted mulch consisting of finely ground palm that has gone through a pathogen reduction process rendering it weed free. It is an excellent lightweight, water saving product with a rich coco brown appearance and a coarse texture. Similar to Gorilla Hair, but with a more refined look. The tough, fibrous quality of Monkey Hair increases its longevity and is extremely effective as an erosion control blanket on unstable/bare slopes and hillsides subject to water and wind erosion. See how our Monkey Hair Mulch dresses up a garden! SB 1383 compliant.
Red Mulch is a 3” minus premium hardwood product with rich color options. It offers moisture retention and weed suppression and is long lasting for good value. It is great for pathways and for adding colored accents to landscapes. For best results apply a 2” to 3” thick layer for pathways, established flower bedsand shrubs and a 3” 4” thick layer around trees.
Brown Mulch is a 3” minus premium hardwood product with rich color options. It offers moisture retention and weed suppression and is long lasting for good value. It is great for pathways and for adding colored accents to landscapes. For best results apply a 2” to 3” thick layer for pathways, established flower bedsand shrubs and a 3” 4” thick layer around trees.
Black Mulch is a 3” minus premium hardwood product with rich color options. It offers moisture retention and weed suppression and is long lasting for good value. It is great for pathways and for adding colored accents to landscapes. For best results apply a 2” to 3” thick layer for pathways, established flower bedsand shrubs and a 3” 4” thick layer around trees.
Hardwood Mulch is made from mixed lumber and is an exceptional value for a premium product. Light brown in color, it is an attractive, longer-lasting option to composted mulches for weed suppression, moisture retention and pathways. 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% chipped cedar and is free of contaminants. It meets all federal and state laws governing mulch for playgrounds, parks, schools and HOA common areas. This mulch is ideal for school yards and children’s play areas under swing sets and jungle gyms. Apply 8” to 12” thick for best results.
We offer a wide variety of high quality barks and shredded wood products in various colors and sizes to meet 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 ¼” to ½” in size and a premium product with a reddish color. It is a good choice as a mulch for flowers, shrubs, pathways and ground cover. It will gradually decompose and add valuable organic matter and lower the soil pH for acid-loving plants! Apply 3” to 4” thick for best results.
Medium Fir Bark is 1” to 2” in size and is a beautiful premium mulch that provides a natural rustic look. Reddish in color and excellent for acid-loving plants, it looks great around trees, shrubs and large specimen plants. Because of the larger particle size, this mulch last longer than smaller sized barks. Apply 3” to 4” thick for best results.
Shredded Fir (Walk-on Mulch) is a rich, reddish brown color ideal for pathways, flower beds, perennial shrubs and erosion prevention on slopes. This product creates a nice, long-lasting, uniform appearance. For best results apply 2” to 3” thick for flowers and shrubs and 3” to 4” around trees.
Shredded Cedar is a light, loose, premium mulch with a fresh, earthy scent and a deep golden color. It mats down for a neat appearance and lasts longer than most wood chips due to the naturally occurring antimicrobial properties of cedar. Looks great in flower beds and is ideal for slope erosion control. Apply 2” to 3” thick for flowers and shrubs and 3” to 4” thick around trees maintaining a 6” mulch-free zone around the trunk.
Gorilla Hair is another one of our popular light weight mulches with a pleasant, earthy scent and reddish color. This redwood mulch is a long-lasting product that mats down well to show off your plants and enhance the landscape aesthetics. It provides excellent erosion control on slopes. 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. Ask us about our SB 1383 compliant compost.
Valley’s Best Compost® is an OMRI-listed and popular “go to” manure-based soil amendment for local farmers, landscapers and gardeners! It was developed to provide organic growers with a product that supports stronger and more vigorous plant growth. Incorporate a 1” to 2” layer directly into your garden bed or existing native soil. Also excellent up to a 1/4” top dressing for turf establishment and maintenance. SB 1383 compliant.
Planter’s Blend Compost– This vegetative material-based compost helps clay soils drain better and sandy soils hold more moisture and nutrients. It has the Seal of Testing Assurance (STA) from the U.S. Composting Council. Incorporate a 3” to 4” layer directly into your garden bed or existing native soil. A 1” to 2” mulch layer of this compost on bare soil makes an excellent Compost Erosion Control Blanket (CECB) for preventing soil loss during heavy storm events. SB 1383 compliant.
Nitro-Blend Compost is a combination of our two popular composts, Planter’s Blend and Valley’s Best, designed to provide a soil amendment that delivers the benefits of a manure-based compost while safe enough to use around salt sensitive landscape plants, turf and vegetables. This blended compost is a superb top-dressing for rejuvenating turfgrass lawns and groundcovers. It also increases soil organic matter and water holding capacity when incorporated into existing top soils as a foundation for turf establishment, garden beds and landscaped areas. We recommend a 2-3 inch layer incorporated into 3 inches of top soil as a standard application rate. SB 1383 compliant.
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!
Amended Topsoil is a blend of 50% screened sandy loam soil and 50% Planter’s Blend Compost providing a generous amount of composted organic matter to feed beneficial soil microbes providing a slow release of nutrients and improved soil structure. This product is ideal for replacing existing poor soils with low organic content or as a base for supplementing or creating custom blends of soil. Apply 3” to 4” thick or amend to your own specifications and planting depth.
Raised Garden Bed Mix is the perfect combination of washed sand, premium Nitro-Blend compost, coco coir, pumice and gypsum to create a light, airy blend full of plant nutrients with optimum soil aeration and drainage. Ideal for any raised garden bed or container-based growing system. Vegetables, perennials and shrubs will thrive in this custom formulated product. It’s also an excellent growing medium for succulents and drought tolerant plants. Fill raised garden box or container at a minimum depth of 12.”
Bioswale 50 SPVS is composed of coarse washed sand, Planter’s Blend Compost and sandy loam soil. It provides excellent drainage and can be used as a planting medium for constructing bioretention basin and for growing succulents and drought tolerant plants. It is great for use around parking lots, multi-use housing developments and anywhere improved drainage is required.
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!
Stabilized Gold DG is an attractive tan-colored, 3/8″ decomposed granite with the benefit of a binder added to create a stronger bond between the soil particles. When installed per specifications, it provides a more stabilized surface that maintains its color, reduces track-ability and improves surface uniformity. It is great for walkways, driveways, bike paths, patios, and to accent your garden borders creating a natural look to your landscape.
Gold DG is a decomposed granite known for its striking golden color and its ability to compact extremely well making it the perfect material for pathways, patios and areas where you want a natural and uniformly hardened surface. This product will add a nice, neat finishing touch to your landscape.
Blue/Gray DG is a Blue/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.
Screened Fill Dirt consists of locally sourced native dirt that is processed using a 3/8” screen to remove medium to large rocks, sticks, clumps and debris. Occasionally you may find small rocks (approximately ¼” or larger in diameter) and small fragments of natural decomposing organic materials present in the native soils we screen. This does not impact the soil’s performance as fill. It is ideal for use in leveling soil surfaces, filling holes or building mounds and berms for general landscaping purposes.
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.
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.
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.
Coco Coir – Medium Grade is North American-sourced, OMRI-listed, and superior to Asian coir with lower salinity levels and better quality control. An expanded medium grade coir, it is an excellent media for hydroponic production of vegetables and hemp. It’s a great choice for potted plants and propagation in trays, as well as blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, and any type of berry production. Use in soilless mixes at a ratio of 25-35% of the total volume, or add to your custom blend at your own desired rate.
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. Ask us about our SB 1383 compliant compost.
Valley’s Best Compost® is an OMRI-listed and popular “go to” manure-based soil amendment for local farmers, landscapers and gardeners! It was developed to provide organic growers with a product that supports stronger and more vigorous plant growth. Incorporate a 1” to 2” layer directly into your garden bed or existing native soil. Also excellent up to a 1/4” top dressing for turf establishment and maintenance. Available in one cubic foot bags or bulk. SB 1383 compliant.
Alchemy Cactus & Succulent Soil is the only “just-add-water” soil for cacti, succulents, & caudiciforms that feeds your plants for up to a year and encourages luscious flowers but will not burn or cause splitting. Boasting 50% pumice for superior drainage and coconut coir for residual moisture retention, Alchemy guards against watering extremes, making overwatering difficult while also preventing your plants from becoming parched between watering. The unique blend of hot composted granular amendments not only facilitates superior growth but also provides resilience against pests, root pathogens, and drought stress. No fir bark, peat moss, or forest products in the mix means no soil compaction or rot issues, eliminating the need to re-pot every several years unless plants outgrow their pots. For plants demanding exceptional drainage, add additional drainage aggregates of your choice (e.g., pumice, rice hulls, akadama, perlite, etc.). Alchemy also makes a superb planting mix for landscaping with succulents incorporated into the native soil as a 50/50 blend. Available in 1.5 cubic foot bags. Check out our Alchemy cacti and succulents container arrangement!
Worm Castings 100% Organic Soil Conditioner is our newest product manufactured by Mother Nature’s Earthworms! This amendment is ideal for improving aeration and water retention. It enriches the biology of the soil as it improves the soil structure which will help your plants develop stronger roots. For best results, follow our general use guidelines. Available in 20 quart sized bags.
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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