Bigger, better, and more blooms are the result of compost. Contact us today for pick up or delivery.
Strawberries require well-drained soil rich in organic matter for optimum growth and fruit production. Careful attention to soil characteristics can prevent many diseases of strawberry plants. Plant strawberries in compost for improved drainage, increased nutrient levels and protection from black root rot and other strawberry plant diseases.
Compost is the ultimate garden fertilizer. Top dressing your gradens with compost not only looks lovely but also provides many benefits!
Compost contains virtually all the nutrients a living plant needs and delivers them in a slow-release manner over a period of years. Compost serves primarily as a soil conditioner, whether it’s spread in a layer on the soil surface or is dug in. A garden soil regularly amended with compost is better able to hold air and water, drains more efficiently, and contains a nutrient reserve that plants can draw on. The amended soil also tends to produce plants with fewer insect and disease problems. The compost encourages a larger population of beneficial soil microorganisms, which control harmful microorganisms. It also fosters healthy plant growth, and healthy plants are better able to resist pests. courtesy compostguide.com
It's a great weekend to top dress an established lawn
Spread up to ½" of finished compost over an established lawn. Running the compost through a fine compost screen is a good idea to keep out any chunky bits. Large areas should be covered with a fertilizer spreader but smaller areas may be spread by hand or with a shovel. Aerating your lawn prior to spreading compost will be of additional benefit, enabling the compost to filter down more easily.
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It's a great weekend to get your garden ready to bloom. "Many home gardeners overuse fertilizers. This results in excessive nutrient runoff and water pollution. Over-fertilization especially with fertilizers high in nitrogen, can also lead to weak growth and encourage sucking insect pests. Most landscape plants get adequate nutrition from a healthy soil rich with organic matter"*. You need compost! Contact us for your compost needs.
*(Source: UMD extension)
Bring May (and June and July and August) flowers! It's time to compost. Contact us for compost - pick up in Metamora - delivery available too!
Blue Ribbon Compost was started as our daughter's science fair project in 2003. She planted gardens with and without the compost. The difference was so amazing - look at these pictures! (compost on the left, no compost on the right) So we thought, why not compost all of our gardens and trees and then we thought......we need to sell this! We had it analyzed by the University of Vermont agriculture department to determine composition. Then the fertilizer expert from the local elevator came to look at it; he said it was better than any fertilizer they sell. Then he bought some for his own garden!! We hope you will too!!!