Specials and Events


Free Product Giveaway Saturday!

Second Saturday of the Month

Don’t miss out…it only happens once a month!

San Pasqual Valley Soils loves to donate back to our community. Each month, only on the second Saturday of the month, we will offer a single product of our choosing for free to the public. We invite you to come and load up whatever amount you need for your own benefit. Free if self-loaded into your vehicle using your own containers and tools. Product must be tarped in trucks or contained.

We will load any standard pick-up truck or small trailer (approx. 1-2 cubic yds) for a fee of $10/load. Guests that would like larger quantities must self-load it manually or purchase the material at our standard wholesale price which includes loading at no additional cost. Delivery of purchased material is available for a fee throughout San Diego county by San Pasqual Valley Soils trucks.

All guests must comply with our SPVS Public Event Safety Guidelines in the attachment below.

COVID-FREE CHECK-IN

Enter yard, stay in your car and drive up to an attendant to check in and get directions on where to go to pick up your compost (no need to call in advance). San Diego County is no longer mandating masks, but you are welcome to wear them at our facility.

Thank you!

Our Next “Free Product Giveaway Saturday” is June 11, 2022 from 7 am to 1:30 pm.

The featured product for the May Giveaway was our Monkey Hair Mulch!

Stay tuned for the featured product announcement for June!

We have had a wonderful response to our Free Product Giveaways! Thank you to everyone that has participated!

Featured Product for May

Monkey Hair Mulch

Our Monkey Hair Mulch is fully composted from locally sourced materials. It is a soft, light brown fibrous walk-on mulch yet is long-lasting and has superb water conservation and weed control properties. The rich brown color of Monkey Hair Mulch blends naturally with our native landscapes and it is lighter in weight than most mulches on the market so it is extremely easy on the back for spreading and applying around trees and shrubs. Monkey Hair Mulch is a low-cost alternative to our fibrous Gorilla Hair Mulch without the redwood orange color. For those who have tried this product, it has quickly become their favorite landscape mulch. 

Pick some up and see if you agree… Spreading mulch doesn’t need to be a back-breaking exercise for the week-end.  And it works great as a “pathway” mulch on bare ground where you want both a clean walking surface but still want soil coverage to avoid washout and erosion. 

For more information on the benefits of using mulch, check out Dr. K’s Blog Post and this a great article by Dr. Jim Downer of UCCE Ventura, “Benefits of Mulch”.

To order call (760) 746-4769

Or send us your order (or questions) with our “Request a Quote form”

Check out our product delivery information at Pick up/Delivery webpage.

Latest Products

Stabilized Gold DG

Stabilized Gold DG is a tan-colored, 3/8″ decomposed granite with the benefit of a binder added to create a stronger bond between the soil particles. It will provide a compact, stable surface when installed to specifications. This uniform product will retain it’s color and stay in place to minimize track-ability while looking neat and tidy. It is great for walkways, driveways, bike paths, patios, and to accent your garden borders creating a natural look and finishing touch to your landscape. 

Alchemy Cactus & Succulent Soil

Our latest specialty soil mix is formulated specifically for cacti, succulents, and caudiciforms! Alchemy combines SPVS compost with coconut coir and pumice to help retain moisture while providing great drainage. This amazing soil will help you grow healthy plants! Available in 1.5 cubic foot bags.

Look below to see how happy the succulents and cactus grown in this blend at SPVS are! Find out more.

Alchemy Cactus & Succulent Display | SPVS
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Worm Castings 100% Organic Soil Conditioner

Our newest product gets a boost from Mother Nature! Earthworms are used to produce organic castings which are an excellent soil amendment that helps develop stronger root systems by enriching the biology and structure of the soil. This amendment is also packed full of beneficial microbes which will ensure that you have healthier soil. Benefits include better soil aeration and moisture retention.

For best results, follow our general use guidelines. Available in 20 quart sized bags.

Use our Calculator to figure out how much you need.

Nitro-Blend Compost

Our Nitro-Blend Compost provides all the great benefits of our Valley’s Best Compost® and Planter’s Blend Compost packed into one super product! Nitro-Blend is the perfect Winter Garden Soil Conditioner for vegetable and flower gardens going into the cooler season of the year. It’s also an excellent soil amendment for preparing your Spring 2022 Garden. See how our compost helped improve a customer’s lawn in just two months! Try it and watch your landscape and garden thrive!

San Pasqual Valley Premium Coco Coir

Now Available in Bulk – $$$ Savings!

Coco Coir

San Pasqual Valley now offers the highest quality coco coir available on the market today in bulk quantities. Derived from coconut husks, coco coir has become an increasingly popular natural, organic, sustainable growing media It can be used as a stand-alone substrate or a component of custom growing media blends. It is superior to peat moss for it’s water holding capacity and can retain 8-9 times its weight in water. Our coir holds nutrients similar to sphagnum peat moss but retains higher amounts of nutrients with less run-off. Our coir is sourced in Mexico and compared with Asian coir, it is low in sodium and very rich in potassium.

Research by the University of California has demonstrated soil borne disease suppressive properties associated with our coir which is extremely important in greenhouse and nursery production. A minimum of 35% coir in the potting media is recommended for plants susceptible to root diseases. With a pH of 6.0 it is also an ideal growing media for acid loving plants such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and ornamentals like azaleas and camellias. Coir is an ideal substrate for cannabis and hemp production and is widely used in hydroponic systems.

In addition to its horticultural benefits, it makes an ideal horse bedding material where it has been reported to reduce flies in stables, reduce diseases of hooves, maintain dry, comfortable bed support and last up to 5 months before it needs to be replaced. 

We offer a “medium grade” coir which is the all-purpose product widely used in fruit berry production, hydroponic growing media for tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables or as a potting soil amendment or for nursery propagation. You can propagate in tray cativites 2 ¼” or greater.

Call 760-746-4769 for more details on this amazing natural and versatile media and how we can assist you with your growing needs.  Comes ready to deliver in compressed shrink wrapped bales that will produce 4 cubic yds of expanded, ready to use material.

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Tips

Spring is the perfect time to mulch!

It is not too late to prepare your landscape to lock in spring rain with mulch! We have many different types of mulch to choose from. It will give your landscape a clean and polished look and provide many awesome benefits for your plants and soil. Not sure what you need for your garden? Ask us!

Give us a call or use our “Request A Quote” form to:

1. Request a quote

2. Ask questions about products

3. Place an order

Mulch: A protective covering spread or left on the ground to reduce evaporation, maintain even soil temperature, prevent erosion, control weeds, and enrich the soil.

— Merriam-Webster

Fireproofing Landscape | SPVS

Fire-proofing Your Property with Composted Mulch

Dr. K was recently featured in a Ramona Sentinel article for providing guidance and tips to the Ramona Garden Club on choosing the best garden materials for fire protection at their August 8th meeting. During his presentation, he emphasized that selecting the least combustible landscape materials is the key to protecting your landscape from fire threats. Our composted mulch is a great choice for this application. For more information and tips on fire-proofing your landscape with our composted mulch, check out Dr. K’s blog post. He also suggests that you read the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s, “The Combustibility of Landscape Mulches Publication”.

Compost is the product manufactured through the controlled aerobic, biological decomposition of biodegradable materials. The product has undergone mesophilic and thermophilic temperatures, which significantly reduces the viability of pathogens and weed seeds (in accordance with EPA 40 CFR 503 standards) and stabilizes the carbon such that it is beneficial to plant growth. Compost is typically used as a soil amendment, but may also contribute plant nutrients. (AAPFCO definition, official 2018)  Finished compost is typically screened to reduce its particle size, to improve soil incorporation.”

US Composting Council

Rain Landscape Solutions | SPVS

Compost Blanket Solutions to Combat Problem Areas During Rainy Season

Check out Dr. K’s Tips to help you with problem areas during the rainy season in his Compost Blanket Workshop video and the US EPA’s Compost Blanket Publication!

San Pasqual Valley Soils’ Guidelines for Using Our Manure-based Valley’s Best Compost pdf

Workshops and Events

SPVS | Dr. Craig Kolodge

Get expert advice from Dr. K on Saturday, June 11th!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you have questions about our products? Drop by and ask Dr. K! He can help you find solutions for your most difficult landscaping problems.

Complimentary Webinar with Dr. K on May 18th

A plant pathologist looks at the health of peri-urban agriculture in San Diego County and what it will take to sustain its future. Join Dr. K for this two part Farm Bureau webinar series in April and May on Peri-Urban Agriculture and a new paradigm for agriculture in San Diego. 

Peri-Urban Agriculture | SPV Soils

Part 2

May 18, 2022

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Part II – Successful Models of Healthy Peri-Urban Farms and the Foundation Required to Sustain Them, May 18th webinar

Part I – Peri-Urban Agriculture: What Is It and Why Is It Important  to Understand Its Unique Characteristics and Opportunities, April 27th webinar

 

Honoring our Active Military and Veterans all yearlong!

Military Discount

Current Military Members and Veterans qualify for a 10% discount on all orders at SPVS. Simply provide proof of current or past military service at time of purchase. We will honor the discount throughout the year as our way of saying “Thanks”.