Our 5mm Lawn repair peat free compost is the finer sieved fraction of our soil improver and can be used for lawn repair or as a base to make up their own seed, multi purpose and potting 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.
- Acts as a slow-release fertiliser, supplying the main nutrients that a plant needs over an extended period of time as opposed to synthetic fertilisers 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.
Lawn feed and repair :
- The best time to repair your lawn is Autumn and Spring.
- Spike your lawn thoroughly with a garden fork or aerator if your lawn is bigger.
- Then lay the compost very thinly across the lawn ensuring that the grass looks green and not brown. Do not smother the grass as it needs air and water to grow healthily.
Our compost can be used as a potting compost:
- Spread thinly on top of pots, use in planting holes or to repot established plants.
Our compost can be used to make a homemade seed compost:
- 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 or a coir bark fines mix.
- 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.