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How To Use

Flower and Ornamental Garden Beds:

Apply a 1-2 inch layer of Buffalo Earth Compost to the soil and incorporate it to a 6-8 inch depth. Plant flowers and soak with water. Condition the soil this way every year or two.

Trees & Shrubs:

Dig a hole 3/4 the depth of the root ball and two to three times as wide. Mix 1 part Buffalo Earth Compost with 3 parts soil obtained from the planting hole. Place the tree or shrub in the planting hole and apply amended soil around the root ball. Firm the soil around the base and water.

New Turf Areas:

Apply a 1-2 inch layer of Buffalo Earth Compost to the soil and incorporate it to a 6-8 inch depth, apply seed, then rake lightly and water.

Established Lawns:

Topdress with ¼ to ½ inch layer of Buffalo Earth Compost to improve its growth and vigor.

Topsoil Manufacturing / Upgrading:

Mix 1 part Buffalo Earth Compost with 3 parts existing or purchased soil and blend uniformly. Apply to growing area.

Indoor and Outdoor Growing Mixes:

Make soil/compost mixes for planter boxes and raised beds by combining 1 part Buffalo Earth Compost to 1 part sand and 1 part soil. Make mixes for indoor plants by adding 1 part Buffalo Earth Compost to 3 parts of a purchased growing media or a 50/50 mix of peat and pine bark.

Why Compost

  • Adds valuable organic matter which improves soil structure
  • Reduces the bulk density of heavy, clay soils which increases moisture infiltration and aeration, slowing soil compaction
  • Improves the moisture holding capacity of light, sandy soils
  • Reduces soil erosion and nutrient leaching
  • Improves the microbial activity of the soil
  • Provides vital plant nutrition
  • Peat lacks nutrients to add to soil