Can you further improve the quality of store-bought compost? You can by creating some homemade organic compost and mixing it up with the store-bought compost or even store-bought soil. You can adapt purchased compost to make it richer with homemade compost.
Store-bought organic compost
When you buy compost from your local landscape supplies store (such as Labrador Landscape Supplies), it is usually harvested from a single source such as cow dung, chicken dung, or mushrooms. While this single source is good for the soil, it only has a limited amount of nutrients, being a single source.
Homemade organic compost
Homemade organic compost can come from a variety of sources like chunks of plant waste, vegetable peels and ends, yard waste, coffee grounds, and yes, even chicken or cow waste. Thus, it will have literally thousands of different nutrients that are good for the soil. Since homemade compost is richer, mixing it with the store-bought variety will make for super-good compost.
Using only store-bought compost
If you want to use only store-bought compost because you don’t want to go through all the trouble of making your organic compost, you can mimic the richness of homemade compost by buying and mixing different kinds of store-bought compost.
- You can buy five to six different kinds of store-bought composts in any available variety – mushroom, top dressing, potting mix, veggie mix, chicken, cow, etc. You only need a small bag of each variety.
- For small garden jobs, mix a shovel full of each type of compost in a bucket, mix well, and spread onto the garden soil.
- For larger garden jobs, pour the entire contents of each bag on one end of a tarp. Roll the tarp and the compost to the other side of the tarp by lifting the heavy end. The rolling action will mix all the compost.
For homemade compost, do not include waste products from pets such as cats and dogs. Their faeces contain a lot of parasites and disease organisms that present health risks for plants and the soil.
Don’t get free compost from recreation parks. These may contain heavy amounts of lumber or wood products. The risk of weed seeds in that mix can be high. Also, it may contain too much peat moss. This can disrupt your compost since it is not organic enough to have nutrients for the soil.
High-quality compost from Labrador Landscape Supplies in the Gold Coast area
The right type of organic compost can make all the difference in your garden. Labrador Landscape Supplies can provide you with high-quality compost and even soil supply anywhere in the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas. Call us on 07 5537 2841 or visit us at http://landscape-supply.com.au/.