Compost: Your Friendly Mid-Season Amendment

Compost: Your Friendly Mid-Season Amendment

Early summer brings endless sunshine, warm weather, and the perfect conditions to grow produce and help flowers bloom. With April showers coaxing your seedlings into existence, the transition from spring to summer creates the perfect conditions to grow strong and healthy plants. The middle of summer, however, is not as gracious to your gardens. As your plants begin to grow and flourish, they pull nutrients out of the soil, which is why gardeners apply nutrients early in the season. Your plants will have depleted some of these nutrients, and need an extra boost to keep growing strong throughout the season. The middle of the summer also brings long stretches of hot weather, which can dry out your garden’s soil. What can you apply that adds nutrients and water retention when your garden needs it the most? Compost!

Compost is an incredible soil amendment that can be used for every plant in any garden. From flowerpots to market gardens, compost can bring out the best in your plants. Compost contains critical nutrients, as well as diverse microbiology to help improve moisture retention, as well as strengthen root systems. We have two different varieties of compost available, and there are different benefits each type can bring! Our Classic Compost is a plant compost, made from 100% locally sourced material. Classic Compost is perfect for rebuilding the organic matter in sandy or clay-filled soils. It provides a host of beneficial bacteria and fungi, delivering nutrients and biology, and providing a strong base for growth. Classic Compost is available in bulk from select bulk compost vendors, making it perfect for improving the quality of your soil over a large area. Click here to find Bulk Resellers near you!

Activated Compost is our flagship product, and has been beloved by gardeners for it’s rich organic base and diverse nutrients. Activated Compost is designed to help with water retention by adding the organic material present in our Classic Compost, as well as adding a complex of rock and sea minerals to fortify your garden. Activated Compost contains both the macro and micronutrients necessary for strong plant growth.

These amazing products are perfect for plant care of all kinds, and we’re here to help with pinpointing the care that you need. Want to spot-treat the dry patches in your lawn? Sprinkle a ¼ inch layer of compost over the dry patch, and water to support hydration. Is the dry season taking out your lawncare? Try spreading a couple cubic yards of Classic Compost across your lawn to protect your grass from dry weather and extreme heat. Are your flower beds slow growing? Boost growth with a complex of nutrients that can fill any deficiencies your plants might have.

Compost is a soil amendment that is incredibly versatile, and that can be used for a host of different applications. Whether returning nutrients to your soil, rejuvenating localized biology, or bringing rich organic material, compost can support your plant goals. Which variety is best for you, depends on the type of amending your soil needs. Interested in learning more about the benefits of compost, or want to see if compost is the right amendment for your garden? We can help!

Contact us here for more information on Purple Cow Organics compost, and how it can transform your garden!