Bulk Potting Soil in St Pete?

c9pilot(9b/10a)February 27, 2012

Anybody know where I can purchase a few yards of potting soil? Delivery preferred, but if it's not too heavy I can take my trailer, and then limited to probably two yards and a couple of trips. Thinking about getting some shell, too, so that would be a bonus if they have both.

All I can find online is top soil/fill and I'm looking for a bit better to immediately fill some beds without tons of amending.

Thanks,

Lisa

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junglegal(10a)

Try Gulfcoast or Lufkin

-JG

    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 10:00AM
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c9pilot(9b/10a)

Thanks! BTW,
Gulfcoast $$
Lufkin $$$

    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 12:56PM
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Ccstpete

If you need bulk quantities, you might consider the county free mulch sites. Free is good. Not many people are thinking about gardening in December/January so I get 4-5 pickup truck loads then. It is aged, so is mostly broken down into black soil. Now in Feb./Mar., it is fresher, not as aged and more like mulch, because more people are feeling the spring weather and getting some. I don't know what part of St Pete you are in, but there is one a few blocks east of 1st St on 62nd Ave N, across the street from a golf course. Just something to keep in mind for future reference.

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 11:05AM
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c9pilot(9b/10a)

I use the free mulch from 26th Ave S on a regular basis....in fact my trailer has a half load that I'm spreading right now after my spring fertilizing. But it is nothing close to potting soil for my raised beds and leveling the back lawn.

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 6:54PM
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eaglejohn1(10a)

lufkins is $32 for a yd. will deliver mininum is either 3 or 5 yds(for a fee)
aatractor works is $40 a yd(little heavier than lufkin).

a full 6 foot pickup bed will hold a yd. since I am so close to them(lufkin) I usually get a half a yd at a time.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 6:52AM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

John, is it true potting media, peat based with no sand/soil in it?

Tom

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 1:54PM
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eaglejohn1(10a)

(lufkins)No sand or soil in it.I like to add the cheap bags of cow manure/mulch from walmart to it. plus add some perlite.
I usually get a 1/2 yard at a time as my truck is old and a yard weighs about 1000 pounds.

tom, we need to get together one of these days. I haven't seen you since we moved(1/2 mile) and that was 3 years ago.
Perhaps a swap in st pete/pinellas area.
john

    Bookmark   March 8, 2012 at 7:06AM
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eaglejohn1(10a)

just got some and ask what was in it.
only pine bark and florida peat

    Bookmark   March 8, 2012 at 11:32AM
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dchernon

I know I'm posting to an older post, but I was looking for info and ended up here. This may help others.

Potting Soil: Larry Larson's Topsoil on Ulmerton Road in Clearwater - $22.00/yard for potting soil
We just had 6 yards delivered. There was a 35.00 delivery fee.

I think this is a good price compared to what else I have read.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 9:19AM
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MuscledBear(10a)

While not the potting soil, St Pete will also deliver up to about 6 yards of their better mulch for a 25 dollar delivery fee that is tacked onto your water bill.

I found that it is a better quality than the free stuff and its brought to your door. Though, I also use the "free mulch" site on 62nd near 1st Street.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 11:03AM
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Foreverlad(9b - Tampa Bay)

Dchernon and MuscledBear, thank you both so much reviving this old thread.

Last July when I started gardening, I searched the web for as much info I could on bulk amendments, and I remember this thread quite well. I was disappointed the info wasn't more specific.

Dchernon, how would you rate the quality of the potting soil?

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 4:43PM
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stpete_mango

The City of St. Petersburg has a soil builder service, in addition to a variety of mulches. I recently used the mulch service (it was of a good quality), but haven't used the soil builder. The latter is made from screened mulch, consisting of local plant materials, which should be good as a soil amendment. The charge is $9 a cubic yard, plus $25 for delivery of up to 6 cubic yards.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 11:47PM
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