Soil Nutrition

Healthy soil contains six essential macro nutrients and eight essential micro nutrients. The macro nutrients, in order of importance, are: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P), Potassium (K), Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), and Sulphur (S). The micro nutrients, in order of importance, are: Iron (Fe), Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn), Manganese (Mn), Boron (B), Molybdenum (Mo), Cobalt (Co), and Chlorine (Cl).

Compost is the perfect soil nutrition, as it supplies ALL the macro and micro nutrients. Other organic matter sources such as peat provide very few micro-nutrients or commercial fertilizers only provide a number of these.

Each plant has a different nutrient requirement and tolerance. However, for most vegetable crops, most composts with a Nitrogen (N) content of 0.5-1% will supply the required nutrition if applied between 1/8" to 1/4" depth. This works well in established gardens. In newly established gardens on disturbed soil, an initial application of 1-2" of compost is recommended.

We will be happy to supply you with composition analysis of our composts and topsoils, so you can compare our products' high nutrient to commercial brands. This can also dispel some of the common misconceptions created by well worded, deceiving packaging.

Note - A 1.5 cubic yard pick-up load will cover a 200 square yard garden, an area 20 by 10 yards.


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We are capable of delivering retail loads up to 18 cubic yards and wholesale loads up to 50 cubic yards. Our minimum volume for deliveries is 5 cubic yards. For smaller loads, please call Hub Excavation at 902-895-9444.


We use tandem dump trucks for deliveries up to 18 yards, depending on the product weight. Please call for quote on delivery.


We use a tractor trailer with a shuttle floor for wholesale deliveries up to 50 yards, depending on the product weight. Commercial customers can pick up large volumes at wholesale pricing. Please contact for wholesale quotes.