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Compost Soil Conditioner

Compost Soil Conditioner
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This is our most convenient sized bag that is great for gardeners that don't want to shovel compost out of a bulk bag, but just want to lift, carry and empty into the desired area.

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.

Benefits:

  • 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.


Uses:

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.

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.

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.

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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