How Much Compost For Different Uses
The amount of compost you need for different uses varies based on the specific application
Here’s a general guide for other uses:
New Garden Beds:
To establish new garden beds, incorporate a generous amount of compost into the top 6-12 inches of soil.
Existing Garden Beds:
To maintain or rejuvenate existing beds, apply a 1 to 3-inch layer of compost on the soil surface,
When growing vegetables, mix compost into the soil in each planting hole.
Throughout the growing season, top-dress vegetable beds with a thin layer of compost provide ongoing nutrients.
For new flower beds, mix compost thoroughly into the soil at a ratio of 1 part compost to 2 parts soil.
Before overseeding a lawn, spread a thin layer of compost (about 1/4 to 1/2 inch) over the grass.
When creating a potting mix for containers, use a blend of 1 part compost to 2 or 3 parts potting soil.