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Grow Gold Compost

Benefits

Tips for Use

  • Holds Moisture –  Compost increases soil’s ability to absorb water, meaning less watering is needed.
  • Adds Nutrients – Compost improves soil quality by providing nutrients, which creates a habitat for plants to thrive. This means compost can function in place of a chemical fertilizer.
  • Reduces Erosion – Compost adds structure to soil and improves drainage, which leads to less erosion.
  • Flowers & Vegetable Gardens – Incorporate 1-2 inches of compost in the top 3-5 inches of soil a few weeks prior to planting. Reapply compost to soil every two years.
  • Turf Maintenance – Aerate lawn thoroughly in spring and/or fall. Top dress with 1/4-inch of compost.
  • Weed Control – Spread a 1-2 inch layer along garden paths and around vegetables for weed control and moisture retention.
  • Mulch – Spread a 1-2 inch layer on perennial beds in the spring to add organic material and micronutrients.
  • With Potting Soil – Blend one part compost with one part sand and one part garden soil.
  • Around Trees & Shrubs – Dig a hole 2/3 the depth of the root ball and at least twice as wide. Mix one part compost with two parts soil from the planting hole. Place the tree or shrub in the planting soil and apply amended soil around the root ball.