organic garding - Knowledgebase Question

Chesterfield, MA (Zone 5B)
Question by michaelsysko
July 25, 2007
What is the best way to add compost to help your garden and cut down on grubs?


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Answer from NGA
July 25, 2007

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Start by spreading 2-3" of compost on the garden bed and dig it in to a depth of about 8". Then level the soil and plant. When you've finished planting, cover the top of the soil with an additional 1-2" of compost. As it decomposes it will add nutrients to your soil. Do this every year and eventually you'll have rich garden loam.

A number of insects spend a portion of their lives as grubs, and in most cases a light infestation is not something to be overly concerned about. (A quick squish with the shovel and they are bird candy!)

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