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3 Reasons to use Growing Media Compost

1. Growing media compost improves the soil structure, creating a better plant root environment.

2. Supplies significant quantities of organic matter and beneficial micro-organisms to soils and growing media.

3. In heavy soils, adding growing media compost will increase the moisture infiltration and reduce erosion and runoff.

 

Season-long feeding with controlled release fertilizer

Controlled release fertilizers such as Scotts Osmocote can provide season-long feeding with a single application and help reduce nutrient runoff as well.

 

Greenhouse shade cloth

Do keep greenhouse shade cloth or ground cover straight when pulling it taut across any surface or structure.

DON'T allow direct contact between greenhouse shade cltoh and steel if you're using shade cloth on a steel structure. The cloth can be damagaed by abrasion and heat .

 

FAQ

Customer Service

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Do you offer truck delivery service? If so, what areas do you service?

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How do I become a business customer?

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Do you have any locations outside of Wisconsin?

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How can I order a catalog?

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What methods of payment do you accept?

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Greenhouse

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I'm looking for a durable irrigation water hoses that can connect my greenhouse water systems that won't freeze during the winter months. Do you carry such an item?

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What brands of growing media composts do you offer?

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Do you carry frost protection wholesale greenhouse materials?

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I have a hobby greenhouse and would like to know if your greenhouse materials are for sale to non-commercial growers?

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Is Scotts Osmocote safe to use in greenhouses?

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How can I reduce water consumption in my greenhouse?

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What is the advantage of greenhouse shade cloth and ground covers?

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What is a good alternative for someone who prefers not to use chemicals?

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Nursery

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How do I place an order for pre-filled nursery plant containers?

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Do your offer any guarantee on blow-molded wholesale nursery plant containers?

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Why are peat moss pots used and recommended by professional greenhouse growers?

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What are the advantages of growing plants in peat moss together with growing media compost?

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Do you carry any potting mixes specifically designed for potting nursery plant containers?

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CUSTOMER SERVICE ANSWERS

 

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Our service area now includes: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, parts of Ohio and Michigan and we are happy to now be adding Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota as well.

 

 

 

 

 

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To become a business customer simply click here and complete the online form to request an account.

 

 

 

 

 

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Our main office is located in Milwaukee, WI and we have branches in New Berlin, WI and Joliet, IL. Visit our Locations page for complete details and directions to each location.

 

 

     

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Catalogs are available at a cost of $15. To order your copy, please complete the catalog request form.

 

 

 

 

 

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We accept Visa and Mastercard for online purchases.

 

 

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GREENHOUSE ANSWERS

 

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Yes, we offer a highly durable greenhouse irrigation water hoses (with ends applied) that can connect to greenhouse watering systems. This hose can withstand the cold temperatures and without stiffening and is available in 5/8” and ¾” sizes.

 

 

 

 

 

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We carry 100% biodegradable soilless growing media composts from Sun Gro and Fafard, ensuring acceleration of cultivation and growth. When you buy the best, you will have the confidence you need to produce the highest quality crops year after year and we find SunGro and Fafard growing media composts to be the best soilless products on the market.

 

 

 

 

 

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Our selection of frost protection wholesale greenhouse materials includes Crop Protection Fabric available in rolls and an Insulation Blanket that is made of a 1/4" thick bonded combination of closed cell polyethylene foam and white UV treated polyethylene film. It's a lightweight, yet very tough and durable, insulating medium for greenhouses and nurseries.

 

 

 

 

 

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Definitely! All of our greenhouse materials including polycarbonate glassware, greenhouse panels, growing containers, greenhouse watering systems, and other components, are available for retail buyers as well as commercial growers.

   

 

 

 

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Scotts Osmocote Plus and Scotts Osmocote Classic products are 100% coated and designed for use in greenhouses with herbaceous crops.

 

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For your greenhouse and nursery, we have a full line Dramm watering equipment, used and recommended by professional greenhouse growers. Our selection of Dramm watering equipment ranges from a variety of Dramm nozzles and water breakers to full range of shut-off valves for your greenhouse irrigation water hoses. Dramm irrigation system will save on water consumption. Dramm produces one of the finest irrigation system in the world that delivers precise watering over large areas - very effective as greenhouse watering systems and growing on benches.

Conserving water could also be done by shading plants. Greenhouse polypropylene shade cloth can really help reduce water evaporation. Carlin stocks a full selection of DeWitt knitted and woven greenhouse polypropylene shade cloth in various lengths. We also have a large inventory of other shading products, including truck tarp, weed barrier, shade ground cover and much more. DeWitt Sunbelt woven polypropylene ground cover resists tearing, puncturing and weed penetration while helping home erosion control. Sunbelt shade ground cover is ideal for greenhouses and outdoor displays.

   
     

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Besides the superior solar protection for plants, greenhouse polypropylene shade cloth helps reducing water evaporation, an excellent tool to help reduce watering. We feature DeWitt woven greenhouse polypropylene shade cloth in various lengths.

Shade ground cover is another great greenhouse material to use when frequency of watering is a concern. DeWitt ground cover fabric is durable, increases plant growth, and resist weed penetration. Ground cover fabric allows water to penetrate, so the fabric does not have to be removed. Shade ground cover is perfect if you want to extend your flowering season or lengthen your harvest time, while ensuring your home erosion control.

   
     

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If chemicals are not on your agenda for weed control, greenhouse ground covers are good alternatives. Carlin has a good inventory of Sunbelt woven greenhouse ground covers in 300' rolls and available in 3', 4', 6', 12' & 15.5' widths, ideal for greenhouses and outdoor displays and is UV stabilized to last in direct sunlight

   

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NURSERY ANSWERS

 

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With Carlin Prefill Service you can have just about any nursery plant containers prefilled with the soilless mix of your choice. Call us at 1-800-661-0271 and we'll provide you with a quote based on your specifications.

 

 

 

 

 

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Yes, all Nursery Supplies blow-molded containers carry a 2-year guarantee. We know that blow-molded nursery plant containers are the workhorses of the nursery industry and we carry a large variety of Nursery Supplies wholesale plant containers in an assortment of sizes and weights.

 

 

 

   

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Canadian sphagnum peat moss pots are ideal growing media for plants. Canadian sphagnum peat moss is the best soil conditioner you can use in the greenhouse and nursery. While it does not contain nutrients, it adsorbs them if added in the soil, releasing them over time according to plants requirements.

Peat moss pots provide the right balance of air and water for plants, adds organic material, enhance root growth, and protects soil from hardening. Growing plants in peat moss saves water by retaining moisture and saves fertilizer by reducing nutrient leaching. We carry peat moss products from Fafard, that will satisfy all of your growing needs.

   
     

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Peat moss makes your growing media compost more effective because it restructures the soil while compost provides nutrients. Growing plants in peat moss also extends the life of growing media compost in soil by four to five times.

 

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Fafard Professional Potting Mix was specially blended to meet the standards of professional greenhouse and nursery growers. It contains peat moss, processed pine bark, perlite, vermiculite, limestone, gypsum and a starter fertilizer charge. A wetting agent is also added to ensure growers and home gardeners even distribution of water. Can be used indoors or outdoors. Best for potting nursery plant containers, cuttings and starting seeds.

 

 

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