Best soil amendments: Find them at Doug Weitzel Inc.

With more than 100 years of experience working the land of northern Colorado, the Weitzel family knows how to make clay-based soils work for their customers.

The family business, Doug Weitzel Inc., began operations in 1974. It is owned and operated by three generations of Weitzels.

Doug Weitzel Inc. was among the first in the area to recycle animal and yard waste and offer natural soil amendments. In the past 35 years, the company has refined and perfected its naturally cured products. The Weitzels serve a wide variety of customers, from homeowners and landscapers to contractors and governmental entities. They can supply orders of various sizes, including small orders for individuals or scheduled deliveries. With no minimum charges, homeowners often come in with a single five-gallon bucket to fill.

The two most-requested products are a power-screened manure and compost blend and a planter’s mix. The compost blend is naturally aged for two to three years. It loosens clay soils and allows for deeper water penetration and stronger root systems. It’s great for any garden or lawn and can be used as a top dressing on lawns, especially after aeration.

The well-known planter’s mix is unbeatable. Plants will thrive when it’s used in planters, flowerbeds and around trees and bushes.

“We’re highly specialized and experienced soil technicians, the first company in the area to put the real science of natural curing into our products,” noted general manager Sky Weitzel.

The Weitzels also provide a selection of decorative landscape rock and wood mulches. Buying in bulk can save 50 percent over the price of prepackaged materials.
The Weitzels provide experienced rural support services such as cleaning and regrading livestock and horse pens, preparing soil in arenas, and driveway grading. They also offer residential pre-landscape and soil preparation services. In addition, the company takes yard waste and tree branches.

As a family-run operation, the Weitzels strive to provide quality products and personalized services for the communities of northern Colorado.

Doug Weitzel Inc. is located at 2630 W. Mulberry St. For seasonal business hours, call 970-482-4983. For their selection of materials, browse the website www.surflocal.net/dougweitzelinc/dougweitzel.html.

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