The secret to maintaining safe, healthy soil that consistently yields hearty root and plant growth is the addition of beneficial microorganisms and vital organic matter – without the use of chemicals.
As compost rebuilds and revitalizes soil, plants will benefit from:
Apply an even layer approximately 2" deep.
Add 10% - 30% compost to garden and shrub beds. Till compost into top 6" of soil
For sand-based root zone mixes, blend 10-20% compost with coarse sand by volume.
Mix 10% - 30% compost uniformly by volume
Apply approximately 1/3". Brush/drag compost info turf. Aerate turf prior to application if possible"
Proper soil and subsoil drainage should be assured prior to determining compost, fertilizer and lime application rates. Compost application relates and soil amendment requirements are influenced by plant selection, soil/media quality, site characteristics, compost attributes and other factors. Have your soil and soil/compost blend tested by a reputable laboratory and review your test results with a trained agricultural/soil professional.