A: Yes. Our premium SoilBuilder compost is an excellent soil amendment for lawns and gardens and is very suitable for food crops. Some of the largest commercial produce farms on the East Coast are using our products with excellent results.
Prior to planting, incorporate 2-3 inches of compost into the top 6-8 inches of soil. Some gardeners will also periodically topdress with a sprinkle of compost throughout the growing season or use it as mulch.
At the end of the growing season, add a layer of compost on top of the dormant bed. Soil critters will do the job of “tilling” the soil amendment in over the winter months, prepping the bed for spring activity.
Use compost to make your own potting and landscape mixes
SoilBuilder can also be used as an ingredient in potting mixes for container gardens and landscape mixes for raised beds. Just blend about 30 percent compost in with topsoil and other soil amendments or ingredients. We use SoilBuilder in much the same way when we make McGill LandscapeMix and other blended soil amendment products.