Adding Compost To Lawn

Adding Compost To Lawn


If you have a beautiful lawn in your backyard, you may think of adding some compost into it. Two or three times of compost in a year can keep your lawn healthy and beautiful. Compared with chemical fertilizers, compost is considered as a safe way to provide nutrients to lawn because all ingredients are organic stuff. Compost makes a great way to provide three main elements for grass’s growth – nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. It also contains some minor elements which are helpful for grass growth but absent from most chemical fertilizers.


Before applying anything into your lawn, you need to pick up some high quality compost which has fine texture and abundant nutrients. You can get some suitable ones from you local nurseries. If you like to use your homemade compost, go for it. The chosen compost should be fine textured so that it is easy to spread out in lawn. You can use some tools such as shovels or rakes to spread compost evenly in your lawn. When using a rake to even the compost layer, you should keep the layer thin to enable the nutrients to be easily absorbed by grass. If the layer is too thick, your grass may not have adequate oxygen.

The next step after the completion of the compost layer is to apply adequate water on it. Usually you should not water your lawn more than half an hour. During the next couple of days, you should regularly water your garden to facilitate the breakdown of the compost. During the first week of compost application, you should avoid mowing your lawn to make compost break down better.

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