COMPOST™ Potting Soil Blend
How to Build a Flower Bed or Garden
For new beds and gardens, prepare the area by removing as much sod, grass,
and roots as possible. For existing beds and gardens, remove the old bark
chips or wood chips as well as any fabric barrier that may exist.
Apply an even layer of Soil Therapy Compost™ to the entire bed and
incorporate into existing soil. Make sure the finished bed height is higher
surrounding soil to accommodate adequate drainage.
Lay out plants according to size and color preference. With a spade,
dig a hole deep and wide enough to receive the root ball of that particular
plant, making sure to leave the root flare of the plant exposed.
Once all of the plants have been planted, backfill any low spots
and apply Soil Therapy Compost™ to achieve an even, slightly mounded
surface. Install any edging that you prefer and water thoroughly.
COMPOST™ Lawn and Landscape Blend
To Build a new lawn:
Prepare the area to receive Soil Therapy Compost by removing
the excess debris, limbs and roots. With a rake or shovel, level
any high or low spots, filling in ruts or wash outs with STC, if
Layout and empty the contents of Soil Therapy Compost
approximately 3' -4' apart in a checkerboard pattern over the
Pour out and spread Soil Therapy Compost. Using a
tiller, till the compost into the native soil to a depth of 4 - 6
inches. Be sure to thoroughly mix Soil Therapy Compost into the
native soil, this may take two to three passes with the tiller.
Using a broadcast spreader, apply the seed of your
choice to the new topsoil and rake in. For sod grasses, layout
squares of sod so that each end seam is offset. Add generous
amounts of water and watch it grow.
To Enhance an Existing Lawn
Using a walk behind spreader, evenly apply Soil Therapy
Compost in a uniform manner making sure to cover the entire lawn.
Using Soil Therapy Compost fill in any bald spots, low
spots, holes or thinning areas. Apply grass seed or sod as needed.
Water in thoroughly several days before your next mowing
Make sure that you know the location of all underground utilities,
when in doubt, "call you utility provider before you dig"
Wear comfortable and appropriate clothing for the project
Hoses should be stored properly after use to avoid tripping.
Lay rakes with the tines down.
Store all gardening supplies and tools in a locked, ventilated area
that is out of a child's reach.
Take frequent stretch breaks, stay hydrated. Make sure you
plenty of fluids.
Know your limits, ask for help for those task that are to heavy or
to large to handle alone.
Keep a first-aid kit in your home and emergency medical numbers
posted near your phone
When Mowing your lawn
Prepare lawn for mowing by removing sticks, limbs, rocks or other
flying debris and children’s toys.
Start and refuel mowers outdoors, not in a garage or shed. Mowers
should be refueled ONLY with the motor turned off and cool.
Make sure other people, especially children, are out of the area and
remain out of the area.
Never leave a running mower unattended.
Remember, riding mowers aren't built for two