Why late winter is a good time to add compost to flowerbeds
Adding compost to your flowerbeds and topsoil areas during late winter is one of the best things you can do to prepare your soil for the new growing season in spring. Not only will you be replenishing all the nutrients that were consumed during the previous growing season, but you can use the compost to improve the soil structure and its drainage capabilities.
If you are not sure how much compost you need, then using a compost calculator in early spring or later winter will help you figure out exactly how much you need.
How to Use a Compost Calculator
The Springbridge compost calculator is easy to use and it takes just four quick steps to calculate how much you need for a given area, though you will need to measure the area to be composted first. You can use the compost calculator in spring, summer and autumn, but late winter is the best time to prepare your flowerbeds for the next batch of flowers and plants you will grow.
The first step is to simply select the compost option from those available. The Springbridge calculator also lets you calculate how much topsoil, landscape bark or play area bark you need for a certain area. After choosing the compost option, the second step is to choose which area shape you need the compost for. The options are simple and consist of a square (or rectangle), circle, triangle or L-shape.
The third step is to add the measurements of the shape, so the two sides of a square or rectangle, the diameter for a circular shape, or the two shorter sides of a triangle. The L-shape requires measurements for the two sides of the large part of the L, and two measurements for the smaller part.
The fourth step requires you to enter the required depth you need to fill with compost, but there is a handy guide on screen which will advise as to what is generally recommended. Compost for flowerbeds is advised to be 400mm deep.
Now let’s look at the types of compost available through well-rotted compost and high quality topsoil supplier Springbridge.
Spent Mushroom Compost
Grow big, tasty vegetables by enriching them with the plentiful nutrients found in Spent Mushroom Compost. It is a mix of well-rotted compost containing horse and chicken manure with added peat that has been neutralised with powdered chalk. The addition of the powdered-chalk peat enhances the natural flavours and colours of the vegetables.
Tree and Shrub Compost
Give a big nutrient boost to trees and shrubs and help keep them healthy throughout their lives with the special Tree and Shrub Compost. It is an organic compost derived from green waste that improves the soil and helps trees and shrubs quickly establish strong roots.
Well Rotted Horse Manure
This well-rotted compost is made from horse manure produced by local race horse stables. It will provide all the nutrients that your plants and flowers need to thrive. The well-rotted compost of horse manure supplied by Springbridge is surprisingly odour-free while being richer in nutrients than standard farm manure.
If you need any well-rotted compost or topsoil, then contact Springbridge via our website or call today on 0845 370 1921 for more information.