Top Dressing with Compost

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Can I top dress with compost?

Top Dressing with Compost

Try top dressing your plants with finished compost instead of digging it into the soil around the plants. Top dressing plants has several benefits, including:

* Plant roots are less likely to be burned by the nutrients in compost, since the nutrients are gradually absorbed into the soil.

* Since you won't be digging in the soil close to your plants, their roots will not be disturbed.

* The compost will act as mulch and will help retain moisture in the soil.



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