About Us

A family run business established in 1975

we are proud and confident of our products


Stanler Farms is a family run business established in 1975. We are now a third-generation company operating in both the Western Cape and Gauteng.

We initially concentrated on maize and cattle-farming, until we were approached in 1985 by one of the largest mushroom producers in South Africa, asking as to recycle their spent compost

Now, mushroom compost is no ordinary compost. It is a perfected mixture of kraal manure, wheat straw and peat. This helps mushroom farmers to grow mushrooms in record time. Once the mushrooms have finished growing, we take the remaining compost off of the farmer’s hands. 

One of the great things about mushroom compost is that it is made to an exact recipe. You always know what you will be getting – time after time and load after load. The compost is high in  Nitrogen, Phosphate and Potassium and also contains a wide range of micronutrients. 

Baffled by the science? Don’t be. Just give us a try, you won’t be disappointed.

At Stanler Farms, we are proud and confident of our product, as attested to by the lush gardens, award-winning golf courses, bowling greens and fertile agricultural lands of our clients.

Mushroom Compost

This is where the magic starts. Our weed-free organic compost is the perfect start to every garden. It naturally increases the humus in the soil, which in turn, grows microbes and releases the nutrients that your plants need.

Top Soil

Stanler Farms produces an organically enriched topsoil. This is ideal to use when needing to fill or level an area before planting. Our topsoil stands out from the rest because we combine it with compost for added nutrients and better water absorption.

Lawn Dressing

Lawn dressing is a mixture of our weed-free compost and washed sand. It is perfect for spreading on top of your current lawn to boost the nutrient level.  It can help you to smooth the surface of the lawn for an even, manicured appearance.

Potting Soil

Stanler Farms' potting soil is a rich mixture of our weed-free compost, composted bark and sand. It is ideal for planting vegetables and pot plants. It provides impressive nutritional value and is the perfect base for healthy happy plants.


Bark is a premium mulcher. Not only does it retain moisture and keep your soil cool during hot months, but it also improves the soil texture and dramatically helps its water-retaining capacity. 

Decorative Stones

Our decorative stones are ideal for neatening your garden and creating an eye-catching aesthetic. They can also be used for providing your soil with much-needed protection against the elements.

Roses & Shrub

Our secret mixture contains compost, sand and clay. It is perfect for assisting budding rose enthusiasts with the sandy soil found in the Cape. The clay helps keep moisture in the soil whilst the sand provides adequate drainage for your plants.

Tees Mix

Used by golf clubs the length and breadth of the country, this ultra-fine mixture of compost and sand is a green keeper's best friend. It will provide a lush greenness that echoes the tranquillity of playing golf itself.