Source for Compost near Baton Rouge

kbecalamity(Z 9 LA)July 27, 2005

I am about to start large new beds for rose gardens. Would like to find the best compost I can buy at the best price. Anyone know where I might find good compost within 100 miles of Baton Rouge?

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Louisiana_botanist(8 Baton RougeLA)

I always get my bulk soils from Nature's Best Organics Soil Center (9500 Perkins Rd - 766-1446) located between the Perkins/Bluebonnet intersection and Louisiana Nursery. Last 15 cubic yards ran me approx $28.00 per cubic yard for the garden mix and around $30.00 per cubic yard for the compost plus about a $30.00 delivery fee. Now if you have a pickup truck instead of a Jeep (If I had only known back in Atlanta), you can save the delivery fee and get the soil as you need it.

Jim Stone on Florida Blvd (13751 Florida Blvd) (heading towards Denham Springs) also has bulk soils/compost/mulch besides rock. I buy my rock and flagstone here. Good prices for south Louisiana and good product.

I've seen a few other places around BR, but don't recall where at present. You can see one place on the north side of I-12 heading out of BR. Never been there.

There is a place in Lafayette which gives out FREE mulch and compost. They don't deliver, but if you are interested, I'll get directions and put on the forum.

Here is a link that might be useful: Jim Stone Company

    Bookmark   July 28, 2005 at 10:37AM
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kbecalamity(Z 9 LA)

Thanks so much Louisiana Botanist. Free mulch and compost sounds reallllly great. I have a great truck and trailer. Directions and a phone number would be great. I will also go by Nature's Best and check them out. Jim Stone Co, I am familiar with. Thanks for the comments.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2005 at 9:37AM
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Louisiana_botanist(8 Baton RougeLA)

I will be baking in Yuma, Arizona for the next three weeks doing endangered species surveys. At least the temperatures should be below 115 degrees F with little humidity. I'll get the directions to the place in Lafayette and relate to you when I return to BR in late August.

The link below may be the company my neighbor was talking about. The website mentions free compost available to the public.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lafayette Utilities System

    Bookmark   July 30, 2005 at 9:27PM
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kbecalamity(Z 9 LA)

Thanks again. The link to LUS had the directions and phone number. Good luck in Yuma. Been there and done that.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2005 at 10:33PM
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