Mushroom Compost

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Bulk Mushroom Compost

Mushroom Compost is designed to improve the overall quality of your soil. It does this in a number of ways:

  • High in organic matter which improves moisture retention, especially during the summer
  • Adds vital nutrients to the soil, creating a healthy growing environment
  • Additional levels of calcium which is great for veggies, especially tomatoes. (*However it should NOT be used for plants that require acidic soil such as blueberries, azaleas, rhododendrons and camelias nor salt-sensitive plants such as germinating seed or young seedlings.)
  • Improves drainage and reduces erosion and runoff

Best Uses:

  • Mix compost through your soil in Spring or Autumn to boost the nutrients and condition your area before planting. Evenly spread 3-6cm of mushroom compost over the surface and till it into the top 15cm of soil.
  • Mushroom Compost can be added to new garden beds or areas in your lawn that are too heavy in clay or sand.
  • Mulch: To use compost as a mulch, spread a 3-6cm layer of compost across your garden or orchard in spring or fall. Once in place, compost mulch will inhibit weeds and shield your soil, slowing evaporation rates and conserving soil moisture levels while minimizing erosion.
  • Boost Lawns: Spreading 3-6cm of compost across bare soil before planting grass will help your new lawn take root faster. Ideally, this thin layer of compost should be mixed into the top few inches of topsoil but you can seed directly over the layer of compost too.
    For established lawns, spread a 1cm layer of finely sifted compost over your grass to provide nutrients and reduce your need for fertilizer. Because compost helps soil hold on to water, adding compost to lawns may also lower your watering needs.
  • Containers: For container plants, mix about one quarter volume of mushroom compost with three-quarters of potting mix.