Suggested Uses For EKO Compost: Flowers, Vegetables and Perennials
For seeding a new area roto-till EKO Compost into the top 4″ of your soil. Spread grass seed according to instructions on packaging. Cover the grass seed with approximately 1/4″ of EKO Compost. Keep seed damp until germination occurs, which should be approximately 7-10 days depending on seed variety.
Spread EKO Compost for use as a Top Dressing approximately 1/8″ thick across your lawn. Water. See EKO Top Dressing for a product that has all of the same benefits, and is screened to a smaller size for easier top dressing applications
Mix EKO Compost thoroughly into your existing soil at a ratio of 1 part EKO Compost to 2 parts native soil.
Trees and Shrubs
When planting or transplanting trees and shrubs after the dirt has been removed from the desired planting location, place EKO Compost in the bottom of the hole to a 2″ depth. Place your tree or shrub in the prepared area. Mix 1 part EKO Compost with 2 parts native soil and fill in around the root ball of the plant.
Apply water to the area around the original root ball. Add more soil mix to fill in any low areas.
Recommended Application Amounts:
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Benefits of Using EKO Compost:
If you’ve lived in Colorado for any length of time, you have no doubt encountered our hard clay soil. If you are making pottery, it is ideal. If you’re growing plants – not so much. That is where using EKO Compost can be a great benefit to you and your plants. EKO Compost is 100% organic. It loosens hard packed soil and adds billions of micro-organisms which keep the soil “alive”. Micro-organisms are an important part of the composting process. Micro-organisms convert carbon into energy for their own growth. They recycle the nutrients from decaying material into their own bodies and eventually back into the soil. Your plants use the nutrients stored in the micro-organisms for food, and the process begins again. EKO Compost is the top selling compost in Colorado for a reason, and the reason is, it is a uniquely Colorado product, and it works!!
- More About EKO Compost:
EKO Compost has a high carbon:nitrogen ratio. (approximately 19:1)
The carbon to nitrogen ratio is important in determining how easily bacteria can decompose organic matter.
The micro-organisms in compost use carbon for energy and a nitrogen source for protein synthesis.
The salt content as measured by independent labs is 2.7. This is considered a low salt content according to university standards.
High salt content soils can wither plants, resulting in decreased plant growth.
The pH of EKO Compost as measured by independent lab analysis is 7.2. This is considered to be a neutral pH level. High pH is considered to be alkaline, and low pH is considered to be acidic.
If the pH of your soil is out of balance, it can decrease the growth of your plant, and can negatively affect the absorption of nutrients by plants.