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?

Answer from NGA
July 25, 2007


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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