Coast of Maine 'Schoodic Blend' Cow Manure Compost
For Amending Beds and Gardens:
To recondition poor garden soil, work 2 inches into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil. To maintain established beds and gardens, (for roses, most vegetables, herbs and flowers) top-dress with 1 – 2 inches of Schoodic Blend™.
For Planting Trees and Shrubs:
Dig a hole as deep and twice as wide as the root ball. Place the plant in the bottom so the stem is centered and the crown slightly above the rim of the hole. If the root ball is burlap wrapped, make sure to cut away the top wrapping to free the stem. Fill in with equal parts of Schoodic Blend™ and soil, tamping around the plant. Once trees and shrubs are established, apply an organic plant food around drip line of the plant.
Schoodic Blend™ is also a good choice for revitalizing a lawn. Use it as a top-dressing any time during the growing season, then water in. For general over-seeding and lawn repairs, we recommend thoroughly mixing seed with Schoodic Blend™ in a wheel-barrow before spreading. This is best done in the fall, when the soil is warm, and rain more consistent. In either case, use a plastic leaf rake to spread the compost evenly. Use one bag of our soil per 10 – 15 square feet of lawn.