Available in 1 size: 3 cu. ft.
Enrich soil, stimulate root development, suppress weeds and prevent erosion
Down To Earth All Natural Compost is perfect for amending garden soils, creating your own all natural potting mix or making beneficial compost teas and extracts. Adding generous amounts of organic matter to vegetable gardens and ﬂower beds helps build soil structure, improves moisture retention and promotes more productive fruits, vegetables and ﬂowers. Top dressing or mulching with compost throughout the year enriches the soil, promotes root development and helps prevent erosion.
Composted Forest Products, Composted Dairy Manure.
Seed Starting & Potting Mixes:
Use up to 20% compost blended with additional growing mediums (e.g. coir ﬁber, peat moss, perlite or diatomite) for indoor and outdoor containers. Mix thoroughly and add water to desired moisture content.
Before seeding new lawns spread a 2″ layer compost over entire planting area and thoroughly mix into the top 4-6″ of soil. For existing lawns, apply a 1/2″ layer in the spring and fall and gently work into the soil surface using a lawn rake. For best results, remove as much dead grass thatch as possible and aerate before application.
Vegetable Gardens & Flower Beds:
Spread a 2″ deep layer of compost onto garden or ﬂower beds when preparing for planting and mix into the top 4-6 inches of soil. When transplanting, add directly into the root zone and apply as a top dress. Add additional 1″ layers throughout the growing season to build soil and provide moisture retention.
Trees, Shrubs & Ornamentals:
Add up to 50% compost as backﬁll when transplanting new bare root, ball and burlap or container plants. Dig a hole large enough for the plants root system and blend compost with the removed soil. Water in well and add a 1-2″ layer of compost as mulch around base of new plant or tree. Add additional 1″ layers throughout the growing season to build soil and provide moisture retention.
Compost can be used to prepare a simple compost extract OR for maximum results, an Actively Aerated Compost Tea (AACT).
To prepare a simple extract, simply let 1 cup of compost steep in 1 gallon water for up to 3 days. Dilute and apply as a soil drench. Be sure to use all of the liquid once it is prepared.
To prepare AACT, follow the directions on your compost tea system, dilute the concentrated tea and apply as a foliar spray or soil drench. Be sure to use all of the liquid once it is prepared.
Compost Application Chart
One 3 cubic foot bale of Down To Earth All Natural Compost will cover:
144 square feet ~ 1/4″ deep
72 square feet ~ 1/2″ deep
36 square feet ~ 1″ deep
18 square feet ~ 2″ deep
12 square feet ~ 3″ deep