Compost Soil Conditioner

Compost Soil Conditioner
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Our environmentally friendly, 100% peat free, natural soil conditioning organic compost is the perfect product for gardeners, landscapers and horticulturalists wanting to improve or re-build poor soils.

The compost is produced from 100% green waste that is sourced within the Sussex area. Re-using material that helps ensure a circular economy. 

The process we go through to create the compost is PAS 100 certified which involves regular sampling and auditing to ensure a consistent quality of compost. While the green waste is broken down into compost temperatures are monitored to ensure weeds are killed and the soil is sterilised.

Benefits:

  • Acts as a slow-release fertiliser, supplying the main nutrients that a plant needs over an extended period of time as opposed to synthetic fertisliers that are realised very quickly and easily washed away.
  • Helps aid water and nutrient retention due to its porous, spongy nature.
  • Improves soil aeration.
  • Improves drainage.
  • Helps prevent wind and water erosion helping to protect precious topsoil. 
  • Supports a wide range of soil bacteria, including those that produce natural antibodies to fight against plant disease.
  • Moderates soil temperature.
  • Helps to form aggregates by the action of soil microorganisms that release sticky secretions to hold soil particles together.

Uses:

General soil improvement:

  • To be used on both 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.

Trees:

  • 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.

Lawns:

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.

Seedlings:

  • 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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