Supplies & Tools

This is an extensive, though always changing, list of garden services that will be updated as frequently as possible to include current and available services and supplies. Please see other DC gardening resources for garden assistance & grants, education, and networks & gardens. Happy gardening, DC! (Last Updated May 23, 2013)

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Free and Cheap Compost and Mulch
Delivery Service
Free Manure
Free Woodchips
Websites to Find Free Garden Supplies
Free and Cheap Construction Materials
Organic Invasive Removals
Garden Tools Access
“Support Local” Gardening Store
Online Gardening Supplies

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Free and Cheap Compost and Mulch

Maryland Environmental Services: Cheap organic leaf compost, called Leafgro, ($10 dollars a cubic yard) available for pickup and delivery. Call ahead for delivery charges.

Fort Totten and Navy Yard Transfer Station: DC creates free semi‐composted, unfiltered leaf mulch that’s not as clean as leafgro but is free for pick up at the transfer stations. Bring a DC resident ID for access.

College Park Pubic Works: College Park Residents are allowed up to 5 cubic yards of unscreened leaf compost (not as clean as Leafgro) for free during limited times (Spring and Autumn). Call for delivery prices. There is also cheap pickup and delivery of smartleaf compost, cheap unscreened compost and woodchips. Call ahead to check availability.

Takoma Park Public Works: Offers free leaf mulch pickup and fee delivery.

Arlington County: Offers free wood and leaf mulch.

Fairfax County: Offers free wood and leaf mulch.

Prince George County: Offers a free one‐day mulch give away in April. The mulch is derived from last years Christmas Trees.

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Delivery Service

Joe Barham – DejaVue Trucking: Call if you need topsoil, mulch, compost, leafgro, etc delivered by a dump truck. (240) 304-4204 or dejavuetrucking@gmail.com

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Free Manure

(When dealing with manure its important to make sure the manure is aged at least one year. If it is not aged let it sit in a pile for a year before using it on a garden.)

Rock Creek Park Stables: Pickup only. Come before 9am and not on the weekends. Call ahead. Manure is mixed with sawdust. Bring a shovel. 5100 Glover Road Northwest, Washington, DC; (202) 362‐0117.

Wheaton Stables: Pickup only. Call ahead.

University of Maryland Equestrian Club: Pick up only. Call ahead.

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Free Woodchips

DC Garden/Woodchip Network: Network of DC wood chippers and garden drop-off points. Email joshsinger3070@gmail.com to be added to the list.

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Websites to Find Free Garden Supplies

DC Craiglist Free Page

DC Freecycle

DC Urban Gardeners

Free Green

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Free and Cheap Construction Materials

Community Forklift

Habitat For Humanity DC: Often has salvaged wood.

The Loading Dock in Baltimore: Offers cheap salvaged materials.

Galliher-Huguely Lumber and Hardware Store: Sometimes they have very cheap damaged wood for sale. Ask them through email at contactus@galliher‐huguely.com.

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Organic Invasive Removals

EcoGoats: Rent goats to eat away your invasives.

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Garden Tools Access

Mt. Rainer Tool Shed

Home Depot Tool Rental

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“Support Local” Gardening Store

Frager’s Hardware: 1115 Pennsylvania Ave, SE; (202) 543-6157

Behnke’s Nurseries: Beltsville, MD and Potomac, MD

Old City Green: 9th & N Streets NW DC

Ginkgo Gardens: 911 11th St SE; (202) 543-5172

Purple Mountain Organics: 7120 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park

Homestead Gardens: Davidsonville and Severna Park, MD

Johnson’s Flower & Garden Center: 4200 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Merrifield Garden Center: 3 locations in Northern VA

Meyer Seed Company: 600 S. Caroline St., Baltimore, MD

Teresa’s Garden Center: 1720 New York Ave, NE; (202) 526-9670

Roozen Nursery & Garden Centers: Fort Washington, MD

R&D Cross of Upper Marlboro, Inc.: 15610 Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

American Plant Garden Center & Nursery: 2 locations in Bethesda

Bowen’s Farm Supply: Large selection of farming supplies; 2550 Riva Rd, Annapolis, MD, 21401; (410) 224‐3340

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Online Gardening Supplies

Pogo Organics

Fedco Organic Growers Supply

Gardener’s Supply Company

Peaceful Valley

Alternative Garden Supply

A.M. Leonard

Fertile Ground

Veteran Compost

Johnny’s Selected Seeds

Garden’s Alive

Novosel Enterprises

Dripworks

Griffin Greenhouse and Nursery Supplies

Home Harvest Garden Supply

Gempler’s

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Special Note This DC Garden Survey is a constant work in process that will never be fully done. Please help us make it as useful as possible by emailing us at wangarigardens@gmail.com with new resources, corrections on old resources, and any other feedback and suggestions. Thanks for your time.

–Josh Singer

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