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Ways to Use Collins Compost  


NEW GARDENS

Coverage chartsApply 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.
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EXISTING GARDENS
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.

NEW LAWNS
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.

EXISTING LAWNS
Aerate or thatch existing lawn. Apply a
to in. layer of compost to lawn surface. Rake compost evenly across lawn. Reseed if desired, and water thoroughly.

TREE PLANTING
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 water thoroughly.
 

 

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