Compost Use

Using Compost

  • Before planting, dig the compost into the soil of your garden
  • Use the compost as a mulch layer around shrubs or trees
  • Spread the compost over the soil of an established vegetable or flower garden
  • Use the compost as a seed-starter mix
  • Mix compost in with the soil of houseplants and planter boxes
  • Make compost tea by placing the compost in a burlap bag and inserting the bag in a barrel of water – within about one week, the nutrient-rich “tea” can be used to water the garden
  • Use as a lawn top dressing covering with a 1/4 inch of compost
  • Use as a planting mixture