How to Use Your Backyard Compost

How to Use Compost: Here are five tips on how and where to best use your backyard compost

Spread finished compost on a tarp and expose to air. This will dry it out and make it easier to spread.

Apply compost as a spot fertilizer by lightly placing into top few inches of soil around your plant and water thoroughly

Stir one part compost into three parts water and use it to water plants.

Use as mulch and spread around base of trees, shrubs, vegetables and flowers.

Mix in potting soil for house plants, window boxes and hanging baskets. Use alone to grow vegetables in containers and to start plants from seed.

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