Simple. Beautiful. Sustainable.

Gardening is rewarding, thrilling, and sometimes just plain hard work. Especially creating the garden: tilling the soil the first time, adding high-quality compost and other amendments and removing rocks, roots and debris.


That’s where Sudden Gardens comes in! Stan Slaughter is a long-time organic gardener. He will come to your place, discuss where you want your garden, answer any questions you have, and then get to work.

When he leaves you will have fabulous soil in a ready-to-plant garden bed, planter box or high tunnel greenhouse. Stan also provides other resources such as organic fertilizer, straw mulch, a list of resources, and an idea of what to do next to get your garden growing! He can even provide you with a selection of organic heirloom seeds!

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Most of our products are manufactured from waste that might otherwise be landfilled, burned, or dumped illegally. We're dedicated to making responsible use of the natural resources around us the only way we know how: the right way.

We feature locally made composts and mulches. We offer mulches in a variety of different sizes and colors made from pure iron oxide pigments that are both people and environment friendly.

Get 20% off your next purchase of mulch, topsoil or compost!

Just mention the coupon code GREENABILITY2019 during your next purchase to get your discount!


Nature Wise: 100% natural soil amendment made from organic resources.

Compost made the right way. It's also the only way we know how to make it.

Nature Wise Compost is commercially processed from lawn, garden, tree trimmings, and food residuals recycled from the Kansas City area. The food waste feedstock is rich in a variety of nutrients that helps create a higher quality compost. Nature Wise Compost is a 100% natural soil amendment.

Nature Wise Compost is produced under stringent quality controls and regularly monitored for temperature and maturity. The material is tested quarterly for third party verification and certification that Nature Wise Compost contains no pesticides, herbicides, or harmful pathogens. Nature Wise Compost also carries the Seal of Testing Assurance from the US Composting Council. Nature Wise Compost is safe for humans and pets, and contains no chemical additives.

Nature Wise Compost has been used in local projects such as Powell Gardens, KCMO Police HQ and the new East Patrol Division, KC Community Gardens, Cultivate Kansas City’s Juniper Garden, and many more.

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STA Compost: Endorsed by Joe Gardener of PBS’ "Growing a Greener World"

Our compost carries the Certified Compost seal of approval. You can learn more about that through the point of view of Joe Lamp’l, host of one of the most well-known garden programs and blogs in the U.S. Check out his video and blog about the rigorous standards for the compost we sell!

Made right

  • Made In Kansas City
  • 100% All Natural 
  • Closed Loop Processes
  • Weed Seed Free
  • Safe to Handle
  • Lab Tested 
  • Humus rich

multiple Benefits

  • Improves soil structure
  • Increases water holding capacity
  • Produces better moisture management
  • Increases CEC (cation-exchange capacity) to help retain nutrients

easy to use

  • Trees and Shrubs 
  • Flowers and Vegetables
  • Lawns and Turf
  • Sold in 35 pound and 5 pound bags
  • Also sold in bulk by the cubic yard


Nature Wise Compost$30.95Please Call$3.55 (35 lbs)

Bulk product delivery is available within the Kansas City Metro area for a flat delivery fee of $70.00; for deliveries outside of the immediate area, additional mileage charges will apply. 

Explore other products:

This 100% natural ground cover can be used by both pros and DIYers.

Mulches that are equally effective and perfectly decorative.

Natural mulches are the most economical and green way to finish and add color to landscaping projects. Mulching suppresses weeds and retains soil moisture for less-frequent waterings. We carry playground-certified hardwood chips perfect for municipal parks and backyard play areas.

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Natural Hardwood Chips $35.95Please CallNA
Erosion Control Mulch $9.00Please CallNA
Cedar Mulch$35.95Please Call$3.99 (2 cubic ft)
Premium 1 Mulch (3rd ground; per cubic yard)$16.95Please Call$2.70 (2 cubic ft)
Colored Mulch (brown, black, or red; per cubic yard)$32.95 Please Call$3.33 (2 cubic ft)

Bulk product delivery is available within the Kansas City Metro area for a flat delivery fee of $70.00; for deliveries outside of the immediate area, additional mileage charges will apply. 

Natural Hardwood Chips

This is an oak chip that's light in color and uniform in size. The particle size is approximately a 3/4 inch square. This 100% natural ground cover controls weeds, helps to maintain consistent soil temperature, lasts longer than most mulches, aids in suppressing mud on walking paths and playgrounds, and is effective in helping soil to retain moisture. It's also perfect for flower beds and tree bases, walking paths, and playgrounds.

Cedar Mulch

This is a high-quality red cedar mulch that's perfect for flower beds. The particle size is consistently 3 inches or less. This mulch is light in color, a blended red hardwood made from slab cedar sourced from Arkansas Mills, and carries a pleasant cedar scent. It's excellent for weed control and landscaping use around flower beds, tree bases and walking paths, and as ground cover in large areas.

Premium 1 Mulch

This 100% natural ground cover can be used by professionals as well as do-it-yourselfers. This product is made entirely from tree trimmings, logs, and wood chips. Premium 1 is a good alternative to overpriced wood chips – giving you function and aesthetics at about half the price. Constant texture and color make this a great organic mulch for all your annual and perennial beds. Premium 1 is composted to at temperatures maintained in excess of 55 degrees Celsius. This quality control procedure helps to ensure that the product contains no harmful pathogens, diseases, or weeds.


In addition to adding extraordinary color design to landscaping, colored mulch is made from recycled wood.  Durable as well as weather- and color-stable, colored mulch does an excellent job of suppressing weeds.  The colorants used by Missouri Organics Recycling are pure oxide pigments – natural components of the soil, oxide pigments account, on average, for 5% of the Earth's crust.  Properly-used colored mulch is absolutely safe and ecologically sound.