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Post  mrcmb99 on 4/20/2019, 10:44 am


Can anyone recommend a specific brand of compost and a store in Michigan where I can buy it?

I've found it's really hard to find compost (and I don't really have time to make my own to get this garden going - that will have to wait until next year). I know people say look for five ingredients, but it's really hard to find compost in general, much less specific ingredients. I've called a few local places and all they can tell me is "mostly wood and yard waste."

Is there a difference between compost and potting soil? I can find plenty of that.
Finally, will "composted & manure" work?

Thanks for all your help!

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Post  OhioGardener on 4/20/2019, 12:37 pm

Mrcmb99, I replied to most of those questions in This Post, but you have Lowe's, Home Depot, Walmart and Meijers nearby that all sell various types of bagged compost. Just read the ingredients on the label to ensure it is good composted material and not "biosolids".  You should also have a local Redford Topsoil which sells locally made bulk compost.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/21/2019, 6:53 am

Also, mrcmb99, TRY to avoid lots of wood. It breaks down very slowly. And look at the amount of sand.... I've seen some "compost" that's mostly sand & wood chips. :-(

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Post  Dan in Ct on 4/21/2019, 8:32 am

mrcmb99, there might be other outlets/sources in your area but a simple google search for organic compost in Michigan and another for your location gave me this link. I don't know how much you need but the Sq. Ft. Gardening book tells you how to calculate. I would take a look at RJs Mix plus give it a quick smell and if it smells earthy could be a source for you.  There are other locations, this was only one I found in your area there were others and I have never done business with them so this is not a recommendation but maybe someone else here has personally dealt with them and will share their experience. 

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Post  ralitaco on 4/21/2019, 1:43 pm

I googled Livonia, Michigan Craigslist - it resulted in Detroit Metro
Then on CL I searched COMPOST and here are the results:

Free Compost (Rochester)

compost-topsoil and millings (Waterford)

Organic Compost - $9 (troy)

There are others listed in the nearby section but I don't know the area very well, but they list work castings, rabbit manure, etc.

oops. also searched MANURE:
horse manure fertilizer for gardens (warren Michigan 48088)

Composted Cow Manure - $1 (Metamora MI)

Composted Cow Manure 50 lb bags - $4 (Richmond)

Free Fertilizer: Composted Horse Manure (White Lake MI)


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Post  sanderson on 4/21/2019, 2:32 pm

RT and Dan, Thank you for going the extra mile. thanks

Mr. C, Also read the ingredients for the presence of peat moss and/or coir. You may have to reduce the amount of peat moss in your Mel's Mix and up the compost to ensure enough true compost.


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