Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 32
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYinNM Where's the manure?
If you are actually looking for steer manure, this is not it. Once upon a time, this product had more manure than compost. Now its just the opposite. It doesn't even have a hint of manure smell. My dogs couldn't even tell there was manure in the bags -- which those of you with dogs know what I mean. Poured out side by side next to a bag of pure compost and you can't even tell the difference in appearance, consistency, texture or smell. The only redeeming grace is that it costs much less than the pure compost. Will definitely have to go elsewhere!
March 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tvs75 Use With caution And It Is Awesome
Use this product with care! If you sparingly spread this on flower beds and lawns, it will create fertilized soil conducive for growth. It does not have anything in it other than manure. It will not grow anything by itself, just create soil that is good for growing plant life. If you do need to grow plants or grass/seed, use that in conjunction with this product. if you for whatever reason, you make a mistake and over fertilize with this product, rake it out quickly and dilute it with as much water as possible -- or it will burn your soil. It is pretty powerful stuff.
December 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ladypenguin Works wonders for plans
I mix this with my potting soil and it really gets them off to a great start.
March 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Waldo good value
I have used this stuff for years and have never found anything more than a trivial amount of thicker wood pieces or stones in it. Since it’s composted by piling it on the ground, some stones will always be scraped up and finding a few in a bag shouldn’t mean your life has been ruined, especially over a product that costs about one dollar. Make a half inch screen sifter and use it.
One big steer manure problem that you don’t have with horse or dairy manure is salt, and this product claims to be over 50% steer manure. Steer manure comes from feed lots and a well managed feed lot adds roughly half a percent of salt to the steer feed to encourage lots of urination to prevent the high-grain-percentage feed from clogging urethras, a common mechanical problem with steers castrated at birth. Cattle are serious salt freaks: they even add salt blocks to keep the cattle from licking the salty manure and urine.
The compost’s texture seems mature. If you use this in any heavy amount, be sure to soak the compost and soil to death in order to leach the salts down. You’ll also be leaching down the colloids, but they’re far bigger than salt ions and won’t wash out as easily.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SeattlePat steer manure/compost blend
This is a great value product! I have used it for several years now. It works! Plants grow well with it. The soil consistency is maintained or improved. The price is competitive with large quantity, bulk delivered compost. I can just handle the 1 cubic foot package size. Any more would be too much for me alone. I can take up to four bags in the trunk of my car. As a 72 year old avid gardening woman, I find that's perfect for one or two big gardening sessions without having any leftover to store. In short, the product works, the price is right, and the packaging is right.
March 28, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GIJoe Good Quality for the price
Great value, I sparingly spread this on my garden and flower beds and tilled the mixture. Plants and flowers are loving it.. Contents was what I expected and could smell the manure as I opened the bag.
for those that use manure for grass need to do better research on how to apply. Too much of a good thing can burn..
April 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Paul Keep off the grass!
I used a 50/50 mix of this product with Earthgro Topsoil and some grass seed to top dress my lawn in sparse areas. The grass seed never germinated and what grass I had is gone. Now I am in a quandary as to what to do next. Will new grass ever grow in the affected areas? I suspect that either the Steer Manure or the Top Soil killed my lawn.
March 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wynmill Decent Product
Bought this expecting decaying wood which I've gotten from the number one lawn product producer but Depot's product is quite good. It may be light on manure but it is fully decomposed compost and ready to mix into the ground. I'm quite pleased with the price/value relationship and smokes last two years purchases from number one lawn product producer.
February 25, 2013