Our organic compost is made up of all sorts of organic materials including leaves, food waste, manures, paper and cardboard. 30 parts of carbon to one part of nitrogen is best for Top Quality Compost.
No. Straight manure can burn plants and bring in weed seeds and we don’t want that for our customers. We also do not have any available as we use all of what we have for composting.
A yard of compost is a cube 3 feet high; 3 feet long; and 3 feet wide. To give you an idea in real terms, the 8 foot bed of a pickup truck level full is approximately 2 yards of compost.
When preparing your garden area, a two to three inch layer of compost should be applied and tilled into the top six inches of soil.
In order to keep your soil fertile and high in organic matter, an application every two or three years is important.
One yard of compost, two inches thick, will cover an area of 150 square feet. Three inches thick – a yard will only cover 100 square feet.
YES … Apply a generous amount of compost around your plants and work it into the soil. Top-dressing lawns with compost is also helpful in increasing sod health.
Yes, but with loam. A 50/50 mix of loam and compost is best for raised beds. Also, this mix will be cheaper than the straight compost and still works well.
No. Peat is an organic material that will break down in the soil; using valuable nutrients from the soil to do this. Compost will break down but will add nutrients to the soil and not compete for the nutrients with your plants.
Yes. Compost will add moisture holding capacity to the soil as well as let air get to the root; not to mention the availability of nutrients. When planting, dig a hole twice as large and deep as the root ball. Fill the hole back to the proper depth using compost and the soil that was dug out (if it’s good). Using this method will allow the roots to stretch out and grow.
Do not add compost to plants that need an acid-rich soil.
Applying a layer 2 to 4 inches thick and incorporating it into the top 6 inches of your garden works best. An application every two to three years should be practiced.
Posted: Fri, May 3, 2013 10:06 AM
Updated Sat, Apr 6, 2019 12:00 AM