Landscaping & Lawncare
Sow the grass seed uniformly over the soil surface at a rate and recommended use for your seed. Cover the grass seed with another 1 / 4 to 1 / 2 inch layer of Mushroom Compost (approximately 1 – 2 cubic yards per 1,000 feet). Rake the area lightly to ensure good seed-soil contact. Water well.
Post seeding care only requires daily watering to keep the soil uniformly moist until the new grass seedlings have reached 1 1 / 2 inches in height, which is typically about three weeks after emergence.
Established Lawns Renew an older lawn using Mushroom Compost. Spike the lawn for aeration, uniformily spread about 1/2 inch layer of Mushroom Compost over the lawn’s surface, spread seed and work into the lawn. A flexible rake is a perfect tool. Water thoroughly and often until the seed germinates.
Artillery Fungus Artillery Fungus lives in wood mulch and shoots black spores toward light surfaces, such as build-ings, siding and cars. According to research studies at Penn State Uni-versity by Dr. Donald Davis, when mushroom compost is mixed with mulch in propor-tions of just 20 to 50 per-cent, the Artillery Fungus is inhibited.
Flowers & Shrubs
Use Mushroom Compost as a soil amendment when planting flowers, shrubs and trees. No other fertilizer is needed in the first year.
Sod The soil preparation should be prepared as for new lawns. The soil should be moistened before sod is laid. After laying sod, uniformly apply 1 / 2 inch Mushroom Compost on the seams for improved rooting.
to Use Mushroom Compost in Landscaping & Lawn Care
- Suppresses sporulation of the artillery fungus in landscape mulch.
- Decrease or eliminate the cost of liming by using a low cost, consistently high quality organic fertilizer of Mushroom Compost.
- Restore soil structure by improving soil quality, nutrient content and beneficial soil microbe population and activity.
- Improve water retention during drought conditions and in poor soils.
- Mushroom Compost’s organic nutrient values are verifiably consistent and available year round.
- It is sustainable agriculture and a good environ- mental stewardship practice, providing a nutrient rich soil amendment in a complete ecological recycling process.
- Addition of compost reverses soil organic matter depletion, providing improved turfgrass and plant production.
- Composting stabilizes nitrogen and reduces nitrate leaching.
- Improved water infiltration in clay soils.
- Mushroom Compost is a Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) accepted fertilizer and Preferred product.