Warmer weather means spending more time outside which also means more gardening! There are so many different products that are needed to get your garden started. Lets talk about the two main products: compost and mulch. But just how much compost and mulch do you need for your yards? Do you know the difference between compost and mulch and also why they are needed? Lets get down to the nitty gritty and explain it all.
To make it simple, here is a step by step on how to calculate how much your yard requires.
First measure the area of you garden (Length x Width).
Divide the area of you garden by 27
Finally, Divide your answer by 6 for 2 inch deep soil. Divide by 4 for 3 inch deep soil, or divide by 3 for 4 inch deep soil.
What is Compost?
What exactly is compost? Compost is a biologically active material that results in decomposition of organic matter under controlled circumstances! Compost is considered a conditioner, not a fertilizer because it can retain and make existing nutrients readily available for plants! Wild Valley Farms sells its on compost called Terra zest. Our premium organic and all natural Terra Zest is a special blend of manure, sawdust, and hygroscopic fiber (wool). We combine these products carefully to ensure your plants, lawn, trees or garden vegetables can get the full nutritional value needed for root development. Our premium Terra Zest will help your soil retain moisture and works as a slow release fertilizer that lasts all year long, (unlike chemical fertilizers that only last for a few weeks), and our Terra Zest won’t burn your lawn or plants. It is safe for use around children or pets immediately after use. Best part about our Terra Zest? It's all natural, organic and local!
What is Mulch?
One last product to talk about! Mulch. Mulch is easy, it can either be any organic or non-organic matter. It is something you put down over top of the soil. A few of the benefits from mulch is that it can help regulate soil temperatures and prevent weeds. Score! It also comes in 5 different colors.. Colored Mulches are a great way to add color and personality to your home or business while suppressing weeds and helping to maintain moisture in your soil.
Hopefully this quick how to post helped with deciding on how much compost and/or mulch needed for your yards! Compost and mulch are great additives to plants and lawns. They both bring out the best in the plants and have some of the most amazing benefits. So why not click on the two products listed below and get them into your yards today!