Compost Soil Conditioner

Compost Soil Conditioner

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Our locally sourced, peat free, dark crumbly organic compost is the perfect and most popular product for gardeners, landscapers and horticulturalists wanting to improve their soil.


  • Acts as a slow-release fertiliser, supplying the main nutrients that a plant needs over a long period of time.
  • Helps water and nutrient retention because of its porous, spongy nature. 
  • Ensures sufficient aeration on soil
  • Provides good drainage
  • Helps prevent wind and water erosion 
  • Supports a wide range of soil bacteria, including those that produce natural antibodies to fight against plant disease.
  • Moderates soil temperatures.
  • Helps to form aggregates by the action of soil microorganisms that release sticky secretions to hold soil particles together.


General soil improvement:

  • To be used on both on your vegetable and flower beds to create ideal growing conditions. 
  • As a general rule use a minimum of 5cm (2in) across the whole bed. It can be either dug in or laid on top. The weather and worms will do the rest.
  • It can be applied after the growing season in autumn or in spring or both. If applying in spring try to apply 2-3 weeks before growing.
  • Roses are very grateful for a feed of compost. 
  • When planting out potted plants or seedlings, add compost to the planting holes.


  • Compost should not be used directly in the planting holes as it will encourage the roots to stay inside the small area of the original hole.
  • Instead it should be spread in a ring around tree, starting 60cm (24in) away from the trunk and extending 30cm (12in) beyond the drip line (where the leaf canopy ends).
  • Rake the compost in or dig it into shallow holes at regular intervals around the tree.


Before laying lawns:

  • Before laying turf or sowing seed prepare the soil by working in as much compost as possible. This will promote good strong root growth.

Yearly Lawn maintenance:

  • Finely sieve and scatter or rake in a thin layer over the surface of the grass. It will soon be worked into the roots by rain and worms.


  • Our compost can be used to make a homemade potting mixture for seeds. Use in small amounts because of its high nutrient content which can harm seedlings.
  • Sieve it finely and mix it with equal parts sand and topsoil. 
  • Seedlings raised in a greenhouse are particularly susceptible to a fungal disease known as damping off. Compost can help to prevent this because of its resistance to disease pathogens.



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