Valuable Compost Soil - Tips for Use

Valuable Compost Soil - Tips for Use

Superlative natural fertilizers

Ripe compost soil has all the important nutrients in its luggage so that vegetables, fruit, flowers, shrubs and trees can thrive. You can produce the natural fertilizer yourself or purchase it ready-made. How to use compost soil for the organic nutrient supply in the ornamental and kitchen garden:

  • Start fertilization: in March spread over a large area throughout the garden and rake in
  • Heavily consuming plants: apply two liters of compost per square meter in May and July
  • Low-eating plants: fertilize at the end of May / beginning of June with one liter of compost per square meter

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Wild perennials do not receive compost. The plants react to the concentrated load of nutrients with fattening growth and increased susceptibility to diseases and pests. Furthermore, rhododendrons, azaleas and other bog plants have an aversion to compost because the high lime content damages them. Not good to speak of natural fertilizers are floral starvation artists, such as primroses, cacti and succulents.

Ecological soil improver

Compost soil is always there when the garden soil does not meet the high expectations. Before investing the time and effort in growing vegetables, fruits, or ornamental plants, you should improve poor garden soil with compost. That is how it goes:

  • Dig sandy or compacted garden soil two spades deep
  • Collect debris to the side of the bed or in a wheelbarrow
  • Mix in ripe, sieved compost soil
  • Fill the bed pit with the improved substrate

The ratio in which you mix garden soil and compost depends on the design and planting plan as well as the local framework. So that Mediterranean sun worshipers thrive in sandy soil, a proportion of 10 to 30 percent compost provides the necessary nutrients. Highly compacted, waterlogged garden soil can be given a structure suitable for plants by adding compost soil that is sifted at least halfway.


In the near-natural garden, compost is used as an environmentally friendly lawn fertilizer. For this purpose, the organic material is sifted so that no undecayed components get in and the noble grasses suffocate. In practice, a dosage of 10 liters of compost soil for 10 square meters of lawn has proven itself.