Ways to Use
about a 1 in. layer of compost and incorporate with a shovel, hoe or rototiller to 4-6" deep. Plant vegetables, annuals, and/or perennials and
water thoroughly. Soils with low organic matter may be benefit from adding compost on an annual basis for several years.
Apply about a
to 1 in. layer of compost to soil. Incorporate lightly with hoe or rake
without disturbing roots of nearby plants. Water thoroughly to help
compost move throughout the root zone.
Apply about a 1 in. layer to soil surface and rototill to
4-6" deep. Apply seed or lay sod, and water thoroughly without washing
seed away. For extremely sandy or clay soils, a 2 in. layer of
compost may be necessary.
Aerate or thatch existing lawn. Apply a
in. layer of compost to lawn surface. Rake compost evenly across lawn.
Reseed if desired, and water thoroughly.
Dig a hole 3 to 5 times the diameter of the tree rootball. Add
approximately 30% compost (by volume) to the soil pile and mix together.
Backfill the mixture around the rootball, remove any excess soil, and