How To Add Compost To Established Garden Beds

A shovelful of compost is held above a wheelbarrow on a path between beds of colorful flowers

Soil health is one of the most important factors for our plants. Over time, soil may compact, lose nutrients, or even change pH. These differences can be altered by amending soil with compost. Knowing when to put compost in garden beds may take a little investigating. Learn how to add compost to garden soil to improve plant health, drainage, and water retention.  Adding compost to existing plants will slowly feed them as the compost continues to break down. It also prevents some weeds, keeps soil moist, helps regulate the temperature of the dirt, and has many more benefits. How to amend soil around existing plants with compost depends upon the age of the plant, the use for the compost, and even the time of year.  When to Put Compost in Garden Beds There are several reasons to add compost to your soil. Compost increases the tilth or structure of the […]

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