Brewers spent grain as a soil amendment

I searched on the site and I cannot find anything on this topic. I’m right now spreading about 1 inch of Brewers spent grain on top of the soil and then turning it in with The Claw cultivator tool. What…

Lawn Compost planning for September Lawn top dressing

If I wish to buy some compost for the lawn, do I have to wait for the middle of September? Will storage in an old garage make cause the compost to lose its constituency of being light, consistent, well rotted,…

“Lawn composting” follow up query

For the 400 square foot lawn space, how are the grass roots stressed by composting? My biggest concern was smothering the plant by using too much compost, when I do schedule composting. An aggressively pruned city European Beech tree has…

Restoring Depleted Soil

How should I go about restoring the totally depleted soil of my back garden? I have just moved into a new home and would like to have a beautiful garden. I have acquired a neglected backyard surrounded by old trees,…

Smelly compost

Hi, I started to dig my compost out of the bin to lay on the veggie bed and it was muddy, wet and chunky and very smelly like poop. However there were gazillions of worms! Is it good to use…

Compost vs. Manure

What are the differences between compost and manure, in terms of the effects of amending soil? Most gardeners recommend using compost or make your own compost, but for someone who doesn’t want to do it by myself, I find compost…

Vegetable garden soil

Should I add sand to an existing veggie garden bed? Some recommend peat moss, sheep manure and compost. What is the best ratio? What type of ingredients should I add to a new veggie bed? What is the best ratio?…