Fall Compost

What's the secret to making your lawn look good next spring?

The most important season of the year for improving your soil is now...in the fall of 2020.

Experts recommend "topdressing" your lawn -- applying about half an inch of compost to it in the fall. That's because Compost naturally makes your soil richer for the spring. It improves the moisture-holding capacity of the soil, adds nutrients and feeds soil microbes which are critical in making food available to the roots.

Why? Here are five reasons:

  1. Fall and winter weather helps to passively apply the compost into soil. This means less soil disturbance and less work for you.
  2. Applying compost now in the Fall! It can help decompose thatch over the winter months -- the dead grass that accumulates on the top of your lawn during the growing season.
  3. Fall-applied compost provides food for beneficial soil microbes in the winter, and keeps nourishing those microbes in the early spring as they become active.
  4. One of the top obstacles to a successful lawn is soil compaction. Fall-applied compost can help overcome soil compaction and nurture the soil over the winter months.
  5. Spring-applied compost can be a breeding ground for grubs.

You may be thinking, "I can use fertilizer to do all that." Well, not really. Fertilizer feeds your lawn. Compost nurtures and feeds the soil underneath your lawn.

And the fall is when you want to feed your soil, when soil temperatures are still warm, and the nutrients and organic matter in the compost stimulates microbes and other beneficial organisms. Doing this ensures your tired, end-of-season soil is transformed into refreshed, renewed dirt next spring.

Want to know how many yards of compost you need? Use our free compost calculator.

Then call our Fall Compost Experts at Timber Creek Recycling -- 208-887-8546 -- to order your compost today.

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