Oakdell Organic Compost 2017-05-25T16:59:11+00:00

“In just our first year of using Oakdell Compost, the volume of our plant
growth more than doubled and I attribute this to using Oakdell compost.”
Melvin Perry – Head Groundskeeper, Three Fountains Condominiums – Murray, UT

WHERE TO BUY COMPOST

Oakdell Organic Compost is available in many selected Utah and Idaho stores, as well as a few stores in New Mexico, Nevada, Washington and Oregon. In addition to bags, some stores now offer a one cubic yard tote as well as bulk. Please click above to find a store closest to you.

hanksgiving Point has chosen Oakdells Organic Compost for their beautiful garden facility in Lehi, Utah. If its good enough for them, its good enough for you!

This is OMRI listed, certified organic by the WA State Department of Agriculture and certified by Woods End Laboratories. Our compost is chemical free and is safe to use around children or pets. It is not a potting soil and should never be used without mixing it with soil as directed, but can be used just about everywhere you want plants to grow. It can help do the following:

  • Progressively improve soil quality

  • Reduce soil compaction

  • Increase water retention in the soil

  • Reduce fertilizer demand

Physical Properties of Oakdell’s Organic Compost:

  • Medium to dark, rich brown color

  • Little, if any odor (smells like fresh soil)

  • A more dense & heavy product: It typically weighs between 30-40 pounds per cubic foot

  • No human waste (like from city municipalities)

  • Ingredients: Local organic straw, wood chips and shavings, organic poultry manure and other carbon sources.

How much Oakdell Organic Compost do I apply?

Enter dimensions in the fields below.

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Length (Feet) Width (Feet) Depth (Inches) Area (Square Feet) 1 Ft³ Bags Needed Volume (Cubic Yards)
Enter dimensions in the fields below.

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Diameter (Feet) Depth (Inches) Area (Square Feet) 1 Ft³ Bags Needed Volume (Cubic Yards)
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Base (Feet) Height (Feet) Depth (Inches) Area (Square Feet) 1 Ft³ Bags Needed Volume (Cubic Yards)

How Much Compost Do You Need?

For estimating quantity needed for irregular areas break the area up into smaller workable shapes. Measure each of them and assign them a letter. Calculate square feet for each and add the square footage together to figure total needed.
Compost Home Drawing

 Rectangle

  • Measure Length and Width (in feet)
  • Length x Width = square feet
  • Determine desired depth of material (typically between 1/8 1/4 inch for lawns, and 1/2 1 for gardens see back of bag)
  • Example: To determine how much you will need in rectangular area 16 feet long by 25 feet wide at 0.25 of compost.
  • Calculations: (16 x 25 = 400 square feet x 0.25)/324 = 0.3086 cubic yards; this times 27 = 8.33 one cubic foot bags.

Triangle

  • Measure length and width of 2 sides
  • Length x Width x 0.5 = square feet
  • Example: Given a triangle are where one side is 50 feet long, one side is 25 feet long at 0.25 of Oakdell Organic Compost
  • Calculations: (50 x 25 x 0.5  = 625 square feet x 0.25)/324 = 0.4823 cubic yards; this times 27 = 13 one cubic foot bags.

Circle

  • Determine radius (1/2 distance of diameter, or distance across)
  • Formula: Radius x Radius x 3.14 = square feet
  • Example: Given a circle 30 feet across (15 ft radius) and you want 0.25 deep
  • Calculations: (15 x 15 x 3.14 = 706.5 square feet x 0.25)/324 = 0.5451 cubic yards; this times 27 = 14.7 one cubic foot bags

Conversion Chart – Square Feet to Cubic Yards Converts square feet to cubic yards 1 cubic yard will cover the following amount of square feet at the given depth.

  • 1/4” deep 1296 square feet
  • 1” deep 324 square feet

Recommended Depth of Materials

  • Garden Soil in Flower Beds 1/2 1
  • Lawn topdressing 1/8 1/4

(for just about anywhere): evenly mix one inch into four to five inches of soil

New Beds: mix one inch into four inches of soil Existing Beds: evenly spread ½ inch on the top and water in. Stirring the soil a little can also help.

New Lawns: evenly mix one inch into three to four inches of soil Existing Lawns: evenly spread 1/8 1/4 inch and water in. Early Spring Application: evenly spread 1/8 1/4 inch and water in. Repeat as needed in 30-45 days. Fall Application: evenly spread 1/8 1/4 inch and water in. Aeration before application can help.

New Plantings: mix 20% Oakdell Organic compost with high quality parent soil Existing Plants: evenly spread 3/8 – 1/2 inch around wide base of trees or shrubs; water in.

Spring: evenly mix one inch into four inches of soil Twice a year: loosen soil and evenly spread one-half to one inch surrounding area where plants are growing and either mix, or water in. Fall: for final garden preparation, evenly mix 1-2 inches into soil and let it rest for the winter.

New Plantings: mix 20% Oakdell Organic compost with high quality parent soil Existing Plants: evenly spread 3/8 – 1/2 inch around wide base of trees or shrubs; water in.

Overwatering can be more harmful to plant growth than under-watering. Plants are like people. they need air to breathe too. Let your soil dry out a bit between watering. Too frequent of watering will not force plant roots to go deep into the soil where they need to be. Oakdell’s Organic Compost can help add critical organic matter to your soil, which is essential to proper moisture retention properties of your soil.

The following formula gives the number of Cubic Yards you Need to apply: (27 cubic feet = one cubic yard) (# of Sq ft X depth of compost to apply in inches) 324 For Example: If you want to apply 0.25 (you dont need more than this for lawns) compost to a 2,500 square foot lawn, you would need 1.93 cubic yards of Oakdells Organic Compost. Heres how we did it: (2,500 x 0.25)/324 = 1.93 cubic yards.