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Unlocking the Power of Compost:

10 Active Ways to Enhance Your Garden and Environment.

Compost is an incredibly versatile and valuable resource that can be utilized in various ways to benefit your garden, household, and the environment. Here are some active and engaging ideas on how to make the most out of your compost:

1. Fertilise your Garden:

Use your nutrient-rich compost to fertilise your garden beds, providing essential organic matter and nourishment for your plants. Spread a generous layer of compost around the base of your plants to promote healthy and vibrant growth.

Fertislise you Garden. Compost in wheelbarrow

2. Mulch for Moisture Retention:

Apply compost as a mulch to help retain moisture in your soil. This will not only reduce the need for frequent watering but also protect plant roots from extreme temperatures.

3. Create Compost Tea:

Utilise compost by making a compost tea by steeping compost in water to create a powerful liquid fertilizer. This can be sprayed directly onto the leaves of plants to provide them with a boost of nutrients.

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:

Blend compost into potting mixes to enhance their nutritional value and create a healthier growing environment for your potted plants.

6. Feed Your Lawn:

Spread a thin layer of compost over your lawn to provide it with essential nutrients and promote a thicker, lusher turf.

Turf sand, soil or compost for top dressing

7. Boost Compost Bins:

Use finished compost to kick-start new compost piles or bins, providing a source of beneficial microorganisms to aid in the decomposition process.

8. Repel Pests and Diseases:

Some research suggests that using compost as a top dressing around plants can help deter certain pests and diseases due to its rich microbial community.

9. Utilisation of Compost for Erosion Control:

Employ compost to help control erosion on slopes and bare areas by stabilizing the soil and promoting healthy plant 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.

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