When Central Park Needs Topsoil They Call Grillo

When Central Park needs topsoil they demand the best, for that reason they looked beyond the Big Apple and had us bring our topsoil all the way from Milford, CT. We are proud that our Topsoil is being used to enrich the landscape of such a beautiful place.  

Dark Brown (Walnut Mulch)

At the request of many customers we have added a new color to our Mulch collection and it’s Grillo Walnut Mulch. Walnut is a rich, dark brown color, shredded very finely to make for easy spreading. Walnut Mulch offers a nice alternative for those looking for a very dark mulch but don’t want to go as dark as black mulch. … Read More

Soil Health, Human Health and Planetary Health

This is a great speech. The word is Humus (pronounced Hue-Miss) Learn all about Humus, the layer of soil essential for healthy food production which is being gradually depleted by unsustainable farming practices. Graeme Sait a lifelong human and soil health educator explains how 467 billion tonnes of carbon has been released from the soil into the atmosphere, and that … Read More

Humus (compost) – the essential ingredient: Graeme Sait at TEDxNoosa

Learn all about Humus, the layer of soil essential for healthy food production which is being gradually depleted by unsustainable farming practices. Graeme Sait a lifelong human and soil health educator explains how 467 billion tonnes of carbon has been released from the soil into the atmosphere, and that we urgently need to return that carbon to the soil, and start replenishing the humus in order to reverse the impact.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Shrub Trimming- The Basics

One of my favorite things about well-kept landscapes and gardens are healthy shrubs. I think that in many aspects, homeowners and landscapers forget about the shrubs- like they’re a plant and go, leave alone part of landscaping, which couldn’t be furthest from the truth. To make your landscape a cut above the rest, knowing how to trim your shrubs properly … Read More

Aerial View Of Our Milford, CT Composting Site

Piles of mulch, endless rows of organic waste. This is a little picture of a big operation. If you have ever wondered where your leaves end up this is a pretty safe bet. They start as long rows of fresh leaves, and in about a year end up beautiful organic compost. Our 20 acre compost facility is located in Milford, … Read More

How and When to Properly Fertilize Your Garden

Colorful, Landscaped, Flower Garden

Proper general fertilization isn’t really something you can describe in one setting. Fertilizing the right way depends on what you’re growing and the results you’re looking for. But there is one constant- you should do your best to do it right. Different plants have different needs. Your lawn is going to have far different needs than your vegetable beds, for … Read More

Tips for Growing Bigger Vegetables

four ripe red tomatoes on a green vine

There’s nothing better than harvesting the biggest veggies you can possibly grow. Many people find great satisfaction in producing crops that have produced to their maximum potential. Awards are given away for these accomplishments at fairs and other competitions. As a home gardener, what can you do to maximize yields and sizes of your vegetables? There are several general things … Read More

Thank you so much for your sponsorship of the New Haven Land Trust

Hi L.J., The Land Trust fall fundraiser on October 6th was a wonderful success! Thank you so much for your sponsorship – it really made a difference in helping us reach our fundraising goals. I’m just putting a more formal thank you in the mail, but it contains a link to a great article in the New Haven Independent about … Read More