The secret to beautiful flowerbeds is
Read below to find out why! We offer Mushroom Compost by the yard or by the bag at Madison Gardens Nursery.
See the results in these beautiful photos taken this weekend.
Vincas planted in mushroom compost!
These flowerbeds are exploding with color because they are planted in mushroom compost!
Mushroom compost gives you full, beautiful flowerbeds for a perfect summer yard!
Mushroom compost is “black gold” for your lawns and gardens! When mushroom compost is amended into the soil, it retains moisture in the soil and boosts drainage. The clay soil is improved and soil hardening and drying are prevented. Beneficial soil microbial activity is, also, enhanced helping nutrients to reach plant roots more easily. It’s also rich in calcium which your tomato plants will love!
How to Use Mushroom Compost
In Established Flowerbeds and Gardens
Use mushroom compost like you would use any other compost. If you have established plants, with light rich soil already, just apply compost on top or you can risk damaging the established long, fragile filaments of mycorrhizal fungi that live on 90% of plant’s roots. These filaments branch out from the plant’s roots giving it more access to nutrients. Worms and rain will take it from there and mix it into the dirt.
New Gardens and Flowerbeds
For unprepared dirt, mix in the compost and dirt. Till it into the soil and go about 4 inches deep.
For lawns, sprinkle a 1/4 inch layer on top of the grass and rake it into the grass. It’ll look like dirt is on your grass for about a week, but worms and rain will move the compost into the ground.
You can also use it instead of mulch. It helps maintain moisture around plants and maintain a good temperature by insulating the soil from extreme highs and lows! Make sure to apply with a 3-inch deep layer just like regular mulch. Replenish it twice a year, usually in the fall and spring.
In Potted Plants
For potted plants, since they dry out so easily, you need more compost in your soil. Make sure your potting soil has at least 1/5 mushroom compost.