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Mulch and Compost

The Temple-Belton Wastewater Treatment facility makes Tri-Gro products available to the public for purchase (only checks and money orders are accepted). The most popular product is a compost humus produced with wood products and wastewater bio-solids. Since Tri-Gro is processed at temperatures above 133 degrees, it is free of weed seeds, plant diseases and pathogens.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Product                                        

 Price Per Cubic Yard  

          Availability

 Cull

 $8.50

 Unscreened Compost

 $8.50

           Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 Native Wood Mulch

 $8.50

           First and Third Saturdays 8 a.m. - noon

 Screened Compost

 $12.00

                                                              

Advantages of Mulch

 Tri-Gro Benefits

  • Improves the appearance of beds and gardens

  • Slows weed growth

  • Provides natural cover

  • Decreases soil temperature in summer

  • Insulates and protects plants in winter

  • Provides slow release of nitrogen

  • Improves soil tilth, making digging and tilling easier

  • Improves moisture retention

  • Provides organic matter that commercial fertilizers can't provide

  • Good for sand and clay soil