In accordance with the statewide stay-at-home order, as a manufacturer of recycled wood-fiber products, we are currently open and operational during our normal business hours.


Our Top Three Reasons To Add Mulch This Fall

Most people plan their mulching in spring, at the start of the growing season, but what many don’t realize is that there are a significant number of benefits to mulching in fall as well.  Fall mulching has many of the benefits of spring mulching. It suppresses weed growth and helps your plants retain soil moisture, […]

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How We Make Compost and Topsoil

When Gaston’s Tree Service started in 1972, the business’s sole focus was on tree trimming and tree removal.  Over time we began to develop a significant amount of recycled tree debris. Then, in the late 1980s, Florida passed the George Kirkpatrick Recycling bill which made everything we were doing to manage that debris, illegal.  It […]

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Griffis Lumber To Become Gaston Mulch and Soil

Griffis Lumber announced today that it will be rebranding to Gaston Mulch & Soil. The new name and brand presence better characterize the company’s current product offering.  Griffis Lumber was founded in 1955 and has provided quality lumber products for over 65 years. Purchased in October 2013 by the Gaston Companies, the rebrand to Gaston […]

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How to Create a Florida Friendly Landscape

Florida is well known for its rather inhospitable environment. From sandy soils to blazing heat, to the perfect climate for bugs and other pests, Florida can be a tough place to start a garden or maintain your yard. Pair this with the fact that many people are unaware of the types of plants that grow […]

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