Topsoil & Mulch
Provide a perfect environment for growing plants
Unlike regular dirt, topsoil contains organic matter with a mix of nutrients necessary for healthy gardens, plants, and lawns. This organic matter gives quality topsoil a darker, richer appearance than dirt or subsoil. Pete Rose, Inc. offers high-quality topsoil that’s been sourced locally, in counties surrounding Richmond, at prices lower than you’ll find at big-box stores.
Pete Rose, Inc. sells screened topsoil that’s been carefully sifted away from pieces of debris such as twigs, stones, and large plant roots. This process yields soil that’s not only rich in nutrients, but loose and uncluttered – perfect for helping plants to establish healthy roots. This soil can also be used for the proper grading of residential homes.
In addition to topsoil, we also carry amended soil. This soil features a blend of 50% topsoil and 50% compost. Amended soil improves the drainage capabilities, nutrient levels, and pH levels to a consistent, beneficial level that helps plants and grass to thrive.
After many requests for mushroom compost over the years, we’ve added it to our extensive list of landscape products. With that in mind, we’d like to share some information about mushroom compost to help you make an informed decision about your purchase.
Mushroom compost is also referred to as “mushroom substrate,” “mushroom soil,” and “spent mushroom compost.” It’s comprised of wheat straw, peat moss, corncobs, and lime, among other ingredients. These materials are composted for several weeks, and then sterilized before being transferred to growing trays. Mushrooms are then planted in the compost. After the mushrooms are harvested, the compost is pasteurized with steam to kill any insects, pathogens or mushroom remnants.
The combination of ingredients in mushroom compost provides a multitude of plant benefits; since it’s been thoroughly cleaned twice, it proves a perfect environment for growing plants.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
- You don’t have to worry about contaminating your flower beds or gardens.
- Mushroom compost has a slight odor when it is first applied – this is good. The decomposition of the ingredients is what provides the nutrients to your soil, and the odor will dissipate quickly.
- Don’t plant directly into mushroom compost – it’s too strong. Use it as a top dressing on plants with an established root system.
- Mushroom compost may inhibit the spread of “artillery fungi” that appear in gardens and flower beds. Studies at Penn State found that mushroom compost can act as an organic agent that suppresses undesirable fungi.
Topsoil & Compost Delivery
Some customers prefer to pick up topsoil and compost from our location, where we’re always happy to load supplies onto your truck or trailer. We also offer delivery throughout the Richmond area.
Call Pete Rose, Inc. today or drop by our location on Old Staples Mills Road. Our quality topsoil and compost will give your gardens, plants, and lawns the chance to be their best.