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Night Song Nursery Educated Us About Potting Soil and Native Plants

Published on August 14, 2018

Katy Ross of Night Song Native Plant Nursery is many things, including a potting medium mixologist.

When nursery folk gather, the talk turns to dirt. Basically, they gossip about dirt - the variability in quality of some soils, the merits of...

My First Visit to the Soil3 Farm

Published on August 3, 2018
Brie Arthur is back, this time with all the dirty details of her first visit to our compost facility! 


To say I was thrilled to get an invitation to visit the Super-Sod Soil3 farm would be a major understatement. When I read the email I...

Introducing Brie the Plant Lady

Published on July 9, 2018

Hi there! It’s Allison, your regular Soil3 blogger. We’ve been eagerly awaiting this day on the Soil3 blog, and we’re delighted you’re here to experience it! Today we’re overjoyed to introduce you to our favorite “plant lady,” Brie Arthur, a...

What does OMRI Listed® Mean?

Published on May 25, 2018

These days there are dozens of buzzwords that constantly circulate in our everyday vernacular. From “all natural” to “certified organic,” some of these claims carry more weight than others.

3 Ways to Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week

Published on May 11, 2018

If you haven’t heard, this week is International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW). Since 1995, countries around the world have celebrated compost during the first full week of May, and we couldn’t help but join in the fun. 

Celebrating the Soil Beneath Our Feet

Published on April 27, 2018

By Amy Hudson, Food Well Alliance Guest Blogger

There’s nothing like eating fresh, local food. Especially when it comes from your own garden, your child’s school garden, a nearby community garden, or farmers markets that source from local farms.

Topdressing Tips for Your Trees and Shrubs

Published on April 13, 2018

It’s the time of year when our toes start to see the sunlight again and our pale legs surface from beneath the shielding layers of winter. While some extremities are only now getting some sunshine, it’s the time when our hands are covered with...

The Soil3 Story

Published on March 16, 2018

You may know the benefits of Soil3 organic compost, but it's likely you don't know the full story behind why this rich humus compost was created. Today we're sharing how Soil3 came to be and why it works as an outstanding soil amendment. 

Raised Garden Beds: The next step for plant parents

Published on January 12, 2018

If you haven’t heard, millennials have made house plants trendy again. There are several theories as to why this is. Could it be because a houseplants require much less time and emotional investment than a pet? Because the young folk (including...

How to Grow Giant Pumpkins with Compost: Even Impress Charlie Brown

Published on October 6, 2017

Do you remember the feeling you had on the afternoon of Halloween as a kid? You waited anxiously in your costume, gripping the handle of an empty bag, staring at the bottom, and anticipating the sugary treasures to fill it by the end of the...

How to Prepare Soil for Sod Installation: The healthy way (Video)

Published on September 22, 2017

No matter how much research you’ve done and how many experts you’ve consulted about the best type of grass for your lawn, your grass won’t thrive unless it’s planted in healthy soil.