Where To Buy Dillo Dirt In Austin

Rock N Dirt Yard has been selling Dillo Dirt in Austin, Texas since we opened. You can pick it up at our dirt yard or you can have it delivered right to your home.

“Dillo Dirt™” is a compost made by the City of Austin since 1989. If you know Austin, you will not be surprised to learn that it was the first program of it’s kind in the state and one of the oldest in the nation.

All yard trimmings collected curbside across the City as well as some of our treated sewage sludge are combined and composted to create Dillo Dirt™. The heat generated in composting (130 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit) is sufficient to virtually eliminate human and plant pathogens. After active composting for over a month, our compost is “cured” for several months, then screened to produce finished Dillo Dirt™.

Dillo Dirt™ easily meets all Texas and EPA requirements for “unrestricted” use, which even includes vegetable gardens, if you desire. Like many other composts, Dillo Dirt™ has many benefits to the soil and plants. Composts add to the organic matter in the soil, reducing watering. Organic matter feeds the microbes in the soil, making a more healthy environment. Dillo Dirt™ is made from totally recycled materials, and this recycling is less expensive to citizens than landfilling these materials.

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4 Comments » for Where To Buy Dillo Dirt In Austin
  1. Mari says:

    I need to add top soil to my lawn and am wondering if Dillo dirt will work. I would need one yard delivered to 78748. Please give me the cost on that. Thank you.

    • Rocks says:

      Hi Mari,
      Dillo dirt is straight compost so it could burn your lawn using it that way. We recommend that you mix it with regular dirt or buy our sod mix which is already mixed. Since you are right in our neck of the woods it is only $35 for a delivery. Give us a call if you have any questions about your lawn.

      Rock N Dirt Yard

  2. Russell Hartsfield says:

    We recently moved to Central Austin 78751. Our yard has been neglected for quite sometime. I recently (about 2 weeks ago before the last rain) treated the yard for clover and broadleaf weeds. The yard looks starved of nutrients and not much grass cover. I was thinking of aerating the yard, applying dillo dirt, watering good, and then scatter grass seed about a week later. Does that sound like a good plan. I’m sure I’d need a yard of dirt and if I do not use it all I have a neighbor that will take the extra. Any other suggestions or advice?

    • Rocks says:

      Hi Russell,

      I have never heard of anyone having any luck growing grass from seed in South TX. If it worked well we would sell seeds instead of sod. The best time to plant it is early spring but our growing season is too short here. We go from the 60 to 95 degrees in 6 weeks here and the grass just withers and dies. It’s either sod grass or hardscape. If you have any more questions or need some more specific landscaping info, give us a call!

      Thanks a bunch,

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