Nature’s Yield Compost

Suggested Uses For Nature’s Yield Compost

Lawns
Seeding

  • For seeding a new area, roto-till Nature’s Yield Compost into the top 4″ of your soil.
  • Spread grass seed according to instructions on packaging
  • Cover the grass seed with approximately ½” of Nature’s Yield Compost.
  • Water.

Established Lawns
Spread Nature’s Yield Compost for use as a Top Dressing approximately 1/4″ thick across your lawn. Keep seed damp until germination occurs, which should approximately 7-10 days depending on seed variety.

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.

Flowers, Vegetables and Perennials

Mix Nature’s Yield Compost thoroughly into your existing soil at a ratio of 1 part Nature’s Yield 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 Nature’s Yield Compost in the bottom of the hole to a 2” depth. Place your tree or shrub in the prepared area. Mix 1 part Nature’s Yield 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:

Bags of
Nature’s Yield Outdoor Compost
(1.5 cu ft size)
Area Depth to Apply
2

10’x10′

¼”
4 10’x10′ ½”
8 10’x10′ 1″

Benefits of Using Nature’s Yield Compost:

Due to its unique ingredients and composting method, using Nature’s Yield Compost, you can expect the following results:

Lawns

  • Increased root growth and top growth
  • Appearance of new growth, as grass blades rhizome out and create new grass blades
  • Improves soil structure
    • Nature’s Yield Compost provides the soil with organic matter which will:
      • Increase the fertility of the soil
      • Make nutrients more available to your plants
      • Nature’s Yield Compost to heavy clay soils improves drainage.
  • Nature’s Yield Compost has spaghnum peat moss blended in to increase the moisture holding capacity.
  • Nature’s Yield Compost will slowly release plant nutrients.

Flowers, Vegetables and Perennials

  • Increased root growth and top growth of your plants
  • Darker foliage
  • More vibrant colors in your flowers
  • Better tasting larger vegetables
  • More flowers. More fruit. More vegetables.
  • Improved moisture retention
  • Increased availability of nutrients to your plants
  • Decreased chlososis (yellowing of leaves due to iron deficiencies)

Trees and Shrubs

  • Darker, more lush foliage
  • Increased root growth and top growth
  • Better transition for planting and transplanting trees and shrubs
    • Less shock
    • Quicker adaptation
    • Established root growth sooner
  • Helps decrease chlorosis (yellowing of leaves due to iron deficiency).
  • Fruit trees will bare more fruit, bigger fruit, and better tasting fruit.
  • Flowering trees will produce bigger, more colorful flowers.

Nature’s Yield Compost vs. Other Composts:

Nature’s Yield Compost is 100% Organic. It is thoroughly cured compost. Products that are only partially decomposed can actually reduce the amount of Nitrogen available to your plants, because the micro-organisms will use the nitrogen to finish decomposing the material.

Nature’s Yield Compost is blended with spaghnum peat moss for added moisture retention.

Nature’s Yield uses untreated wood products for a carbon source. It has a consistent mix due to its carefully controlled quality ingredients.

Micro-Organisms
Micro-organisms are an important part of the composting process. Micro-organisms convert the 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 starts over.

Nature’s Yield Compost as a Mulch :
Nature’s Yield Compost may be used as a mulch on the surface of the soil around your plants.

The benefits of mulching with Nature’s Yield Compost are:

  • Helps control weed growth
  • Aids in conserving water
  • Protects the soil from erosion
  • Helps increase root zone temperatures resulting in improved root growth.
  • Resists compaction
  • Adds organic matter to the soil.

More About Nature’s Yield Compost:

Nature’s Yield Compost has a high carbon:nitrogen ratio. (Approximately 25:1)

A high carbon to nitrogen ratio is important in determining how easily bacteria can decompose organic matter.

The micro-organisms in Nature’s Yield Compost use carbon for energy and a nitrogen source for protein synthesis.

Salt Content
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.

pH
The pH of Nature’s Yield 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. pH that out-of-balance can negatively affect the uptake of nutrients by plants.