Frequently Asked Questions

Are your products organic?

Our products are natural and free of chemicals. Our colored wood chips are dyed using a food based colorant, which is safe for plants, animals and humans. 

Do you deliver?

Yes, we deliver all over Southern California.

How do you calculate the amount of material needed?

Please use our Material Calculator.

How is your product priced and sold?

Our product is priced by cubic yards with a minimum purchase of 1/2 cubic yard.  We can either load the product into the bed of a pickup truck or you’re welcome to bring and load your own containers. We also offer delivery. 

What other items do you carry?

We sell cement, Readi-Mix, wheel barrows, rakes, shovels

When is the best time to plant in the spring?

It depends on the elevation you live in. We usually start to plant in our raised beds during the first week of March; however, some prefer to wait until Easter to plant.

Which vegetable plants are harmed in cold weather?

Generally, temperatures below 33°F will kill eggplants, okra, cantaloupe, corn, beans, peppers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, watermelon, squash, and cucumbers.

How do you prepare your garden bed?

Build a depth of at least 12 inches of SCM Veggie Blend (depths of more than 12” is acceptable). If your bed is less than 12” deep, loosen the soil underneath, mix with SCM Veggie Blend (ratio of 1 to 1) or Soil Conditioner (ratio 1 to 5).   Since Southern California is a hot and dry climate, cover the garden with any one of our mulches. This will not only keep the soil cool and moist, but will also add nutrition that will benefit your garden. 

What are the benefits of using organic colored mulch?

Retains moisture in your garden bed, resulting in using less water.  Helps moderate the temperature of your soil, which uses less water and protects your plants.  When used at a depth of 4", it acts as a great organic weed suppressant.  After decomposing, the mulch will then enrich your existing soil.  To ensure longevity, use at a minimum depth of 3".