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0.65 cu. ft. Organic Compost and Soil Conditioner

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Use the Dillo Dirt 0.65 cu. ft. Organic Compost and Soil Conditioner as a soil amendment for your lawn and garden. The conditioner can be used to start or maintain healthy lawns as an amendment or topdressing for soil, trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials and roses, or as a mixture for potted plants. It contains bio solid compost and is high in nitrogen to help keep your lawn healthy and green.
  • Soil amendment for lawns, gardens, trees, shrubs and potted plants
  • Topdressing for healthy trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials and roses
  • Makes potting-soil mixture for potted plants when blended with peat, bark or sand (not included)
  • Contains bio solid compost
  • High in nitrogen
  • Neutral pH
  • Maintain your lawn by applying 1-bag per 32 sq. ft. - 80 sq. ft. at 1/4 in. - 1/10 in. thick
  • Start new lawns by applying 1-bag per 4 sq. ft. - 16 sq. ft. and mixing 1/2 in. - 2 in. into the top 4 in. - 6 in. of soil
  • Use as a topdressing by applying 1-bag over 4 in. - 20 sq. ft. and mixing 1/2 in. - 2-1/4 in. into the top 6 in. - 8 in. of soil before covering with mulch
  • Meets EPA requirements for use on vegetables and food crop
  • Not recommended for acid-requiring plants such as azaleas
  • Note: Product availability may vary by store
  • Click here to view the Types of Soil Buying Guide

Specifications

Details

Bag Capacity/Dry Volume (cu. ft.)
.65 cu ft
Organic
Yes
Soil Amendment Type
Compost
Soil Matter
Organic

Questions & Answers

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Is there human excrement in this product?

Asked by peace March 29, 2018
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It is at least in part bio-solids and yes human waste which comes from drainage from waste water treatment tanks. I used to work in waste water as a laboratory technician and in the same area as where this product is produced (I have however never been to the actual facility where this is from). What happens is basically the solids are separated from the liquids in the tanks (like one million gallon tanks or more) and the sludge that accumulates at the bottom is siphoned off and sent to a belt-press where it is combined with a polymer to produce the product. While it is in the tank it is at least sometimes given enzymes to grow helpful bacteria to clean the liquid and solids pre-separation so that when the liquids go to the final phases of treatment where chlorine and CO2 gasses are introduced, it will be clean and released back into the environment as long as it meets the local, state and national standard of safety and sanitation. Sometimes the sludge is sent to a drying bed where it sets in the sun and dries and I have seen a tomato plants grow as well as melons of various types along the sides of the beds and they looked extremely healthy. They came through the system as seed from various sources in the influent and settled there and grew - I never ate any of it though but the animals around the plant such as birds and raccoons would. So I assume there is likely some other additives in there but I have no idea how they make it from that point. At the plant I worked at the sludge was haled off from the plant about every two days. So even though it has people poop in it , it is completely safe and sanitary. Anything you place in your garden or lawn will have the exact same biological makeup as long as it's not synthetic. Personally I would much rather use this than go with a synthetic chemical feed.

how do I determine how much dillo dirt I need to cover my lawn?

Asked by ja March 7, 2018
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Can I have this product shipped to my local store for pick-up?

Asked by WHATEVA June 11, 2015
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. This item is a Home Depot store exclusive and is not available to order online. To determine pricing and availability you will need to localize the item online by using a zip code. Unfortunately, if you are unable to see the store inventory it is most likely not a stocked item in your area. You may also find it helpful to call or stop by your local Home Depot store to check availability. For any other questions call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376. Thank you for shopping Home Depot. 1. Localize Homedepot.com using your zip code (My Store Location: Change) 2. Choose the store where you want to pick up the item (Make this my Store)

Customer Reviews

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Dillo Dirt + Wettest May in history = One LUSH lawn!
I ordered 15 bags of Dillo Dirt online in preparation for laying St. Augustine sod in the large bare areas of my front and backyard. This was my third attempt in as many years and as the first two didn't "take", I resolved to do a better job of prepping this time. Hence the Dillo Dirt. Thankfully, my son + truck was home from college and between the two of us, we put down all 15 bags and a pallet of sod. Then came the rain. Rainiest May in Austin history! As you can see, the new sod is growing like gangbusters & I couldn't be happier with the results!
by lpowell
6 people found this helpful
This stuff is great. Brown spots, bare spots, sparsely covered...
This stuff is great. Brown spots, bare spots, sparsely covered areas. Dillo Dirt has taken care of all these problems
by HomeDepotCustomer
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Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
After applying this to my flower beds, varments have started...
After applying this to my flower beds, varments have started digging up the beds!!
by SANDRA
Dillo dirt was just what I needed, a dark rich...
Dillo dirt was just what I needed, a dark rich compost for the garden. And the price was right!
by JanM
1 person found this helpful
A bag of weeds. Its a good idea, and when I first moved to Austin I was really happy to purchase ...
A bag of weeds. Its a good idea, and when I first moved to Austin I was really happy to purchase Dillo Dirt to apply to my garden and lawn. Sadly since about 2015, Dillo-Dirt is not being allowed to fully compost before its sold. This means you end up with a bag of weeds. Specifically, the worst offender Nut Sedge. Anyone you talk to who has used it recently has had this exact same problem. (I was picking up compost yesterday and chatting with a lady who had this problem last year, we were both making sure we didn't end up with a bag of weeds again.) Even local professionals who used to use it to top-dress yards no longer use it and will even say they refuse to use it when you are getting quotes. I give it 2 stars because I like the renewable aspect of this. But don't use the product, your lawn & garden will thank you.
by BB101
2 people found this helpful
Made from human feces and not organic, has synthetic chemicals and waste. Horrid product.
Made from human feces and not organic, has synthetic chemicals and waste. Horrid product.
by Mike
2 people found this helpful
I'm trying to amend the soil to retain more water....
I'm trying to amend the soil to retain more water. Too early to tell if it will perform as advertised, but I have heard good things about this product from friends.
by reluctantgardener
1 person found this helpful
lots of trash within compost. better to buy the...
lots of trash within compost. better to buy the better brand
by Sav
3 people found this helpful
Dillo Dirt is part of the City of Austin's recycling...
Dillo Dirt is part of the City of Austin's recycling program. Yard waste is collected, shredded, and mixed with solids removed from sewage. The mix is composted and cured for several months before packaging for reuse. Plants love it. Details: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/dillo-dirt
by Gary
3 people found this helpful
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