DFW-area source for organic fertilizers

dah328February 12, 2013

I'm trying organic care for my lawn and was wondering if anyone had any good sources in the DFW area for protein-based animal feed suitable for organic fertilizing. I've looked around and the only stuff I've been able to find is corn gluten meal that was repackaged, branded as "organic fertilizer", and jacked up in price ($35 for 30lb). I was hoping to find a suitable animal feed that was more like $10-15 for a 50lb bag.

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DFW_Gardener(7b)

I got 50 lbs. cotton seed meal from Russell Feed & Supply in Haltom City for about eight bucks. Any feed store should have something similar.

Here is a link that might be useful: DFW Gardener

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 11:05PM
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robyn_tx(8 Dallas)

I just purchased alfalfa pellets for lawn fertilizer $12/20# at a feed store in Farmersville (east of McKinney/Princeton). It's a drive, but there are places to buy organic feed. Plan a day trip to any farm area around DFW and you should find what you're looking for. Heading south is probably better than north but I was in Blue Ridge for a family function, so it was convenient. Probably overpaid a bit but still better than big box/local Dallas prices.

I also purchase compost from Soil Building Systems in Dallas. Website is http://soilbuildingsystems.com/. They may have organic fertilizers too.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 1:40AM
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dah328

Thanks for the suggestions. I did look for regular feed stores and I do live closer to South Dallas than the northern suburbs, but all the feed stores I found had either closed permanently or had become yuppie pet stores.

I did get my compost from Soil Building Systems. Getting enough compost for my 6,000sq ft lawn was not cheap, but it's already looking better so I'm hoping it was worth it.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 10:27AM
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lou_texas(8a N Central TX)

We have a wonderful feed store in Waxahachie - I don't know how far you are from there. I work in Dallas every day and the 30 minute trip doesn't seem very long to me. Just look at boycefeed.com. This is where I get alfalfa, composted chicken manure, etc.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 2:37PM
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bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)

Check with Elliot's Hardware if they're convenient to you. I picked up greensand last season at their Plano store and found they had a good offering of other organics at similar or lower prices than the closer in feedstores I've used. They've had an ownership change, so they may not stock them this year or at all 3 stores.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 2:57PM
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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

When I lived in Midlothian for 7 years, I often go to Boyce Feed in Waxahachie off College street (I think, it's not far from downtown Waxahachie.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 7:50PM
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msjam2

Marshalls Grain and Feed in Grapevine, there's another store in Plano I go to, the name escapes me right now.. its something "Brothers " .. they have cheap alfalfa cubes and cottonseed meal.

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    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 8:37PM
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