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Parker’s Certified Compost

US Composting Council

Compost Usage

How much compost do I need?
Certified Compost and Manufactured Topsoil
  • Trees and Shrubs
    Backfill plantings within a 50:50 mix of compost and native soil. Mulch a 2 to 3 inch layer of compost around plants extending 6 inches beyond the drip line. Avoid “volcano mulching.” Don’t mound compost or mulch directly around stems or tree trunks because this invites insects and disease. Instead, leave the base of the plant free of mulch by tapering down mulch when you get to within 1 inch of the trunk. 
  • Flowers and Vegetable Gardens
    Work 2 to 3 inches of compost into the top 6 inches of soil before planting.
  • Containers and Raised Beds
    Add transplants to containers and beds filled with a 30 percent blend of compost and potting soil.
  • Mulch
    Spreading a 2 to 3 inch layer around plants will prevent erosion, act as a weed barrier, and conserve water.
  • Turf Grass Establishment
    Work 2 to 3 inches of compost into the top 6 inches of soil prior to sod placement or seeding.
  • Turf Grass Topdressing
    Apply 1/8″ layer of compost (1/2″ for cool season grass, including tall fescue and rye) followed by aeration.
  • Foundations
    Replace compacted and contaminated fill along building foundations with a blend of compost, sand and topsoil.

Parker Bark

3295 US Hwy 117
Rose Hill, NC 28458

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Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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