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Mar 01

Compost Once, Mulch Forever

Posted on March 1, 2019 at 6:09 PM by Wendy Jorgensen

Do you know when to use compost and mulch? Let us break it down for you.

Feed the Roots Once with CompostTexas Pure Products Compost Ultra is rich with plant nutrients.
If you are creating a new flower bed or vegetable garden for the first time, compost helps plants start off strong. We recommend spreading 4 to 6 inches of Texas Pure Products compost across the top of the soil and then till it in 8 to 10 inches deep. Tilling turns the soil so the compost mixes with the existing soil. A motorized tiller is the easiest way but you can do it with a garden hoe. This gets nutrition down to the root level for your plants. Don’t forget to water it in well to help nutrients spread out and make themselves at home.

Top it Off Every Season with MulchA tomato plant grows blooms in Texas Pure Products Mulch.
Once your plants are in the soil add 3 to 6 inches of mulch and water. Best known for making flower beds and landscaping look great and well kept, mulch has even bigger powers. It protects tender roots by holding moisture levels steady, conserving water, minimizing the impact of extreme temperatures and warding off attacks from certain bugs. As mulch ages, it decomposes into organic matter equal to compost in nutrition. 

Moving forward at each planting season, you’ll just add a fresh 3- to 6-inch layer mulch on top of the soil around existing and new plants, and. When winter comes, till that garden goodness right back into the earth. No compost is needed because your old mulch is now your new compost. 

Texas Pure Products compost and mulches are locally-sourced from yard trimmings and organic materials. Our compost is OMRI listed and approved for use in the USDA Organics program. Our native hardwood mulches come in a variety of sizes and color options.

Happy planting!

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