Unlock the Power of Compost:

Tips & Benefits to Compost

10 Active Ways to Enhance Your Garden and Environment.

Compost is a highly versatile and beneficial resource which can be applied in many ways to enrich your soil, environment and the health of your garden.

The following active and innovative ways of loss to get the most out of your compost:

1. Fertilise your Garden 

Add the nutrient dense compost in your wheelbarrow to fertilise your garden. This provides your plants with the essential organic materials to feed the soil. Spread a thick layer of compost on the soil around your plants to support vigorous and healthy growth.

Fertislise you Garden. Compost in wheelbarrow

2. Mulch for Moisture Retention:

Use compost as a mulch as this will help retain moisture in the soil. This activity saves water usage and also saves the roots from the lethal low and high temperatures.

3. Create Compost Tea:

Add water to compost to make a liquid fertiliser. This watery fertiliser can be used in the growing season regularly in vegetable gardens.

4. Improve Soil Structure:

Mix compost into your garden soil to improve its structure and water retention capacity. This will help loosen heavy clay soils and provide better aeration for plant roots.

Improving soil structure with compost

5. Amend Potting Mixes:

Add compost to your potting mix to improve your potted plants with nutrition and a better growing environment

6. Feed Your Lawn:

Spread layers of compost to feed your grass with the right nutrients and make it lush.

Turf sand, soil or compost for top dressing

7. Boost Compost Bins:

Making a compost pile with the fully developed compost will kick start new compost piles. This provides various forms of micro organisms for working with the compost pallet.

8. Repel Pests and Diseases:

Some research suggests that using compost as a top dressing around plants will help deter certain pests and diseases because of  its rich microbial community.

9. Utilisation of Compost for Erosion Control:

Use compost to help control erosion on slopes or bare areas by stabilising the soil and promoting healthy plant growth and deter weed growth.

10. Support Sustainable Living:

By using compost, you are participating in sustainable waste management, reducing your ecological footprint, and returning organic matter back to the earth.

In conclusion, compost is a valuable resource with numerous benefits for gardening, landscaping, and environmental stewardship. Our Diggers compost is the perfect example of high quality, nutrient rich compost available at Kennedys Cranbourne.

Embrace the active use of compost in your everyday life to enhance the health and vibrancy of your plants and contribute to a more sustainable world.