Organic Matter - Laurel Valley Blog

Here is where you can get all “the Dirt” on everything Laurel Valley, learn about the cool things our customers are doing, and find great info and tips on using compost and compost-enriched topsoil for all your upcoming projects. Want to contribute? Contact Us! We would love to hear from you!

Dedication: It’s What Gets Us All Paid!

We know how time sensitive stabilization can be when approaching the end of a project.  It is critically important to get your seed down and achieve germination before the...

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Marketing Topdressing is E-Z with our Topdressing Tool Kit!

Want to Start Offering Topdressing? Already Offer Topdressing, but Want to Increase Sales?   Check out our Topdressing Marketing Tool Kit! Topdressing Flyer Here is a flyer you can send...

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What Business-Boosting Super Power Would You Choose?

Would you wish for improved moisture holding capacity in your soil, so your plants would have increased drought tolerance and stay vibrant all summer?  Would you want to lighten...

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Compost for Cupboards Benefits PHS City Harvest During International Compost Awareness Week

International Compost Awareness Week, May 7-14, 2017, is a time to celebrate the many benefits of compost, as well as those who use it to benefit others.  This year,...

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The 12 Days of Compost

ICYMI, Here is An Encore Presentation of Your Favorite Laurel Valley Soils Team Members Presenting The 12 Days of Compost!   And no video is complete without its Bloopers!...

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Stormwater Soils: Which Mix is Right for Your Project?

Stormwater management BMP’s (Best Management Practices) are part of every new construction project. Installation of Bio-retention basins and rain gardens is a common method used for capturing storm water....

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Stormwater – From Waste to Resource

Historically land development projects were designed with the objective of maximizing the built space within both the building footprint and the parking area, with little consideration given to much else....

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I Won’t Forget To Plant Flowers on Your Grave

Gravener:  n.  A Grave Gardener   The award for the most unusually cool application using our Enriched Topsoil goes to The Woodlands for their Grave Gardeners Program.  Yup—I said it—Grave Gardeners!...

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Sports Turf: It’s All About Recovery

Whether you are a Golf Superintendent, Sports Field Manager, or Homeowner with a passion for a beautiful lawn, topdressing with Laurel Valley Soils STA-Certified Premium Compost may well be...

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DRY Laurel Valley Soils and Compost: Like It Never Even Rained!

May 2016 Was the 10th Rainiest May Since 1900. But it didn’t stop our customers, because no matter how WET it was yesterday, we will deliver DRY topsoil and compost today! With...

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Cool Facts for National Learn About Composting Day!

  So to help you celebrate, and to provide great Memorial Day Party Conversation Topics, Here are 5 Awesome “CLICKS ABOUT COMPOST”! How does COMPOST help SOIL? How does COMPOST...

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Jake and Suzanne Go “Site” Seeing in Philly!

“Site” Seeing is not a typo!  Jake and I were attending an event hosted by the Delaware Valley Green Building Council in Philly, and decided to make a day out...

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Want LAWN ENVY??? Apply STA-Certified Compost!!

Do you know how the best looking lawns in the neighborhood get that way? According to Joe Lamp’l, host of Growing a Greener World, it always begins with a...

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Why Choose Laurel Valley Compost?

Like Top Chefs, We Know That Quality Ingredients, Blended Perfectly, Create MASTERPIECES! Compost can be derived from many different types of materials, including yard trimmings, food scraps, leaves, manure,...

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STA Certified Compost–The Cream of the Crop!

Good Housekeeping, Energy Star, United Laboratories, USDA Organic.  These icons invoke a comfort level; a feeling of trust, safety and quality endowed on the products that carry these coveted...

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The Secret Behind Pinterest-Worthy Gardens

Think Gardens Like This Only Exist on Pinterest??? Not So! The simple, not so secret, secret ingredient behind robust gardens is COMPOST! And don’t worry—if you don’t make your...

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We’re Taking Compost to New Heights–95 ft Above Chestnut Street!

Cira Green, Philadelphia’s first elevated public park and first blue-green roof, is a 1.25 acre park located on top of Cira Centre South in University City, which sits ninety-five...

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At the Radnor Hunt Races, We’re Focusing On What You Can’t See!

So here we are—publishing our FIRST BLOG!  I am Suzanne Longacre, Marketing Champion for Laurel Valley Soils. I am extremely lucky to be able to utilize my passion for...

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