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The Do’s and Don’ts of Compost

Some garden soils can be useful for developing plants/organic products/vegetables, in any case they can change significantly (even inside a similar garden) and not very many plant specialists are sufficiently fortunate to have culminate soil. Including manure or a dirt improver gives the correct developing conditions, which will guarantee you accomplish greater and more advantageous outcomes.

Picking the correct fertilizer is fundamental to get the most out of your plants/organic product/vegetables, however the fixings that make up various manures can differ drastically. For the best outcomes it is shrewd to utilize a fit for reason compost, which has been carefully fit for the employment close by.

The Do’s

  • Do choose a specialist compost for the task in hand, this will ensure you create the optimum growing conditions.
  • Do check out your garden soil pH balance before you get planting, and depending on the results, you may need to mix in Lime soil improver to get you started.
  • Do use any leftover compost and dig into your existing soil around your garden as a soil improver.
  • Do pot up your existing and new plants in fresh compost each year to minimise pests and diseases being carried over, this will also provide new nutrients that will have been used up.
  • Always water in your plants (even if the ground is moist) to remove air pockets and ensure the roots are in contact with the soil.
  • Do use gloves when gardening.

The Dont’s

  • Don’t sow seeds in standard compost for best results use a specialist seed compost that provides optimum root growth and contains plant food to help them develop.
  • Don’t be put off from growing fruit and vegetables by lack of space. You can achievehealthy crops in pots, hanging baskets and grow bags even in the smallest of areas.
  • Don’t forget that some acid loving plants such as azalea, camellia or rhododendron will require an ericaceous compost with a lower pH.
  • Don’t assume that there are enough nutrients in your garden soil to use for potting up containers and baskets. It may contain unwanted weeds, pests and diseases and also the soil won’t hold as much water as potting compost would, so your plants may suffer.
  • Don’t forget that decorative barks not only look great on beds and borders, but they suppress weeds and help retain valuable moisture too.
  • Don’t forget to follow the compost label instructions