Main Uses for Compost 2020-08-18T20:49:48+00:00


How many cubic yards do I need?

Multiply square feet to cover by the depth of application in inches, and by 0.0031.


2000 sf x ¼” x 0.0031 = 1.6 cubic yards

How many square feet will a cubic yard cover?

Divide 324 by the depth of application in inches.


1 cubic yard at 1/3″ will cover

324/.333 = 972 sf

1 cubic yard of compost weighs approximately 1,000 to 1,200 pounds.

Main Uses for Compost

Soil Amendment & Sod Preparation

For best results, till 2-3” of SoilBuilder® into sandy soils before planting. Top dress garden with up to 1/2” a month and lightly mix into soil.

Summer and Winter Mulch

Spread 2-4” SoilBuilder® or Mulch around plants and trees, keeping it away from the base of trunks.

Lawn Top Dressing

Sprinkle about 1/4” of BioFine® over lawn in the spring and fall.

Seed Starter

Sprinkle up to 1/2” SoilBuilder® or BioFine® over grass or wildflower seeds to keep moist.

Potting Mix

Mix 1-2 parts SoilBuilder®, BioFine® or ReGrow®, 1 part vermiculite or perlite, and one part fertile soil.

Compost Tea

Compost tea is a great nutritional “drink” to give to your plants. To make the tea, put 5 or 6 shovels full of compost in a burlap bag. Submerge bag in a 50-gallon container and let steep for 2 to 3 days. Apply tea directly to the soil in the garden or around desired plants.

 Deschutes Recycling offers self-haul or convenient delivery. Compost is available by the yard and cubic foot bags.

Contact 541-388-1910 for more information.