Compost Soil Conditioner Peat free compost
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.
If you require any further information on the compost quality please call us on 01273492 752 we will be glad to advise you in this peat free soil conditioning compost.
Benefits and uses
- Acts as a slow-release fertiliser, supplying the main nutrients that a plant needs over an extended period of time as opposed to synthetic fertisers 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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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