Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 39
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Idahohomeowner Great for mixing with.......
Great product for the price. I mix this with compost, different bagged soil ammendments, peat moss, etc, for composting, topdressing, making my own potting soil mix, and ammending the soil for new plants. But here is the most important thing to know about buying any bagged "soil". Even though you will find the same brand in different states and store locations, depending on your location, the quality WILL be different. They always make it(even the expensive brands) out of "local" materials. Shipping high grade manure from a feed lot in Kansas to say Nevada, does not work. Most times they "compost" it right next to the feed lots and dairies. So if you have a lot of beef or dairy in your state you may have a good batch of steer manure at your local store. AND NEVER buy a large amount(10 bags or more) without testing it first. Buy one bag and take it home and see what you got. Or bring a plastic tote with you and pour it into it in the parking lot and see what you got. Quality WILL change. Just because you got a great product this year at your local store does not mean you will get the same next year. Or next month. Also doing a little self study on soil and what kind of soil conditions you need for your particular plants or veggies will save you a lot of frustration, money, time, and sweat.
May 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Worst compost I have ever bought.
If you are looking for a bag of sticks, large rocks, pieces of plastic bags, fruit stickers and glass shards this product is for you. Absolutely horrible product.
Should have returned them after opening the first bag.
June 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TintheIE Not Worth A Dime!
THIS PRODUCT WILL NOT GIVE YOU GOOD RESULTS. In fact; it won't give you ANY results ! It is worthless and breaks down in a couple of days, adds nothing to the soil for the plants; as if I hadn't added anything at all! It doesn't even smell like steer manure!
If you buy this manure-blend product; you will WASTE your money. Here in Rialto, CA we need REAL COW MANURE (but The HD no longer will carry it) !!
I've used real steer manure in my garden and on the lawn since 1985; and it ALWAYS showed in the green and vigor of the plants as they responded to it.
THIS BLEND PRODUCT ISN'T IT!!!
HD needs to STOCK the REAL stuff!!! - APR, 2015
April 30, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by connies Full of sticks and stone and plastic bits
Terrible , not sure how it can even be called a steer manure blend. Has no smell of manure at all and in one bag I got out about 2 pounds of sticks, rocks and plastic bits. I have never gotten any of that in a bag of manure or compost before.Will never buy again. A waste of money.
June 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 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 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 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