Compost is decomposed organic matter that is primarily used to amend the soil. It is environmentally friendly as a recycled product and is an excellent addition to any soil. Compost will give any garden or flower bed a boost. Compost is made up of a mixture of decaying organic matter (various plant material such as leaves, grass clippings, vegetable peels, and manure) and other substances to improve soil structure and provide additional nutrients.
Cotton Burr Compost
Cotton Burr is a waste product of the cotton ginning process. It is composed of seeds, leaves, stems, and hulls from the cotton plant. Cotton Burr Compost provides nutrients, making it perfect for planting, as well as a simple way to aerate and add moisture to dense soils. It has excellent moisture-retention characteristics and works great in breaking up tight clay soils.
Mushroom compost is a type of slow-release, organic plant fertilizer. The compost is made by mushroom growers using organic materials such as hay, straw, corn cobs, and hulls, and poultry or horse manure. Mushroom compost makes a great addition to the garden soil. Organic gardening with mushroom compost can be accomplished in several ways and offers many benefits to the garden.
Hardwood Mulch prevents weed growth in gardens and flower beds and helps prevent water loss. It is made from shredded hardwood bark. It is lighter in color, and heavier than Pine Bark Mulch, which makes it less likely to float. It is also a longer-lasting mulch.
Pine Bark Mulch
Pine Bark Mulch is freshly ground pine bark. It is darker in color and because of its acidity, it is great for acid-loving plants, such as azaleas, camellias, and gardenias. It promotes root growth while not robbing significant nitrogen from your soil Pine Bark Mulch makes an excellent soil amendment or basic material for potting soils.
Cedar mulch is made from the wood of cedar trees, which has either been chipped or shredded. It controls weeds in landscape beds and diminishes soil erosion. It has a pleasant odor and its natural insect-resistant composition helps retain moisture in the soil which promotes plant growth.
Pine Straw Bales
Pine Straw Bales consist of pine needles fallen from pine trees and is generally used as a ground cover. Pine Straw is not susceptible to movement in hard rains and for that reason, is used on slopes to help prevent erosion. It is also used in beds around acid-loving plants.