PLEASE READ THROUGH THE DETAILS BELOW, WHICH SHOULD ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS DELIVERY. SCROLL DOWN TO GET TO FORM PART OF THIS DOCUMENT, BUT ****MAKE SURE TO READ DETAILS BELOW******. HOW DOES IT WORK?=================1. Sign up for the correct date for your garden using this form by ***April 15th, 2017***.2. Soil can only be ordered in 2 cubic yard pre-packaged totes. Each garden can order a maximum of 3 totes (i.e. up to 6 cy of compost/soil). 2 cy is around 18-20 large wheelbarrows of soil.3. Gardens pay cost for soil as well as the refundable wooden pallet. (Deposit for each pallet is $15. Refunds will be made back to NeighborSpace when pallet(s) are returned to Lake Street. This refund will be credited to garden's fiscal account-no cash will be given on site).4. This year, we are happy to offer a selection of soil and compost mixes. (See below for more information about each of these options.)***Greenline (a veggie top soil mix) @ $135/ 2 cubic yard***Rhizotopia (a soil-less mix with a higher compost ratio) @ $194/ 2 cubic yards***Purple Cow Classic (pure leaf compost) @ $140/2 cubic yard***Purple Cow Activated, a super-charged compost with worm castings and more @ 225/ per two cubic yards. 4. NeighborSpace pays for delivery (A $150 VALUE!).5. Charges for soil will be administered through NeighborSpace, and can be taken directly from your garden's fiscal account. If you would like to set up a fiscal account or to make alternate payment arrangements, contact Sally Hamann | firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN WILL THE SOIL BE DELIVERED?===============================*April 22nd -- Gardens South of Lake Street*April 29th -- Gardens North of Lake StreetFor now, please keep the time between 8 am and 3 pm free to be on your site on your specific delivery day. As we identify our ideal routes, we will be able to give you a smaller delivery time window. Please have area and delivery route scouted out and prepared before driver arrives. (If you know you will need to remove a section of the fence, please do it BEFORE the driver arrives.) Prepare and clear area for pallets to be placed. *May 13th- Lawndale Greening Network Gardens
WHAT SOIL/COMPOST IS OFFERED?=============================Lake Street Landscapes will supply a range of mixes this year. FORMixes that can be planted straight into (do not need to be mixed into existing soil first): ***Greenline (a veggie top soil mix) @ $135/ 2 cubic yard***Rhizotopia (a soil-less mix with a higher compost ratio) @ $194/ 2 cubic yardsCompost that needs to be mixed in to first four inches of existing garden soil before it can be planted into:***Purple Cow Classic (pure leaf compost) @ $140/2 cubic yards***Purple Cow Activated, a super-charged compost with worm castings and more @ $ 225/ 2 cubic yards.
PLEASE NOTE- YOU **CAN** ORDER 3 DIFFERENT TYPES OF SOIL/COMPOST IF YOU SIMPLY CHECK THE CORRECT BOXES ON THE FORMS BELOW BUT YOUR TOTAL *****MUST NOT EXCEED****** 3 totes total (6 cy). FOR EXAMPLE, YOU COULD ORDER ONE TOTE OF GREENLINE, ONE TOTE OF RHIZOTOPIA, AND ONE TOTE OF PURPLE COW CLASSIC.
HOW DO I CALCULATE THE AMOUNT OF SOIL OR COMPOST I NEED?========================================================You should calculate the volume of how much soil/compost you will need based on your the number of inches you are going to add. Here is a pretty good calculator for garden beds. http://www.gardeners.com/how-to/soil-calculatorPlease note, if you are adding four inches to a bed already filled for the most part, you will want to calculate four inches depth, not the actual depth of your garden beds. For example:An empty bed 4ft wide by 8 ft long by 2 feet deep requires a little more than 2 cubic yards of soil to fill it. A filled bed 4 ft wide by 8 ft long by 2 ft deep that simply needs to be topped off with a four inch layer of compost/soil requires about .39 cubic yard (a little over 1/3 cubic yard). So you could top off about 6 beds four inches with 2 cubic yards of soil/ compost.
HOW DO I MIX IN MY COMPOST?===========================If you are mixing in COMPOST into the top of a pre-existing soil filled bed, the general rule of thumb is: For 6 inch deep beds- Mix 1 inch layer of compost 2 inches deep. For 12 inch deep beds- Mix 2 inch layer compost 4 inches deep. For 18 inch deep beds- Mix 3 inch layer compost 6 inches deep. For 24 inch deep beds- Mix 4 inch layer compost 8 inches deep.
For other questions about mixing in/ amending your soil with Purple Cow Compost, please also see video below, although this video is for mixing compost into soil in a wheelbarrow.