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:

Garden Beds

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,

Vegetable Gardens

Planting Holes: When growing vegetables, mix compost into the soil in each planting hole.

Top Dressing: Throughout the growing season, top-dress vegetable beds with a thin layer of compost provide ongoing nutrients.

Flower Beds

Establishment: For new flower beds, mix compost thoroughly into the soil at a ratio of 1 part compost to 2 parts soil.

Lawn Renovation

Overseeding: Before overseeding a lawn, spread a thin layer of compost (about 1/4 to 1/2 inch) over the grass.

Container Gardening

Potting Mix: When creating a potting mix for containers, use a blend of 1 part compost to 2 or 3 parts potting soil.