Laying Compost - Knowledgebase Question

Verga, NJ
Question by marie36
March 7, 2000
How deep in the dirt do I have to lay compost or can I just lay it on top ?


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Answer from NGA
March 7, 2000

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You can use compost in any number of ways. One way is to dig it into the soil, another is to apply a light layer as a top dressing and leave it on the surface, and another way is to use partially finished compost as mulch. If you are preparing a new planting area, I would suggest preparing the soil deeply and incorporating as much organic matter as you can. This would include for example compost, old rotted leaves and aged stable manure and bedding. A layer of six inches would not be too much to add.

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