Peat free compost is a totally natural and eco-friendly multipurpose compost which is made from recycled garden cuttings and tree surgeons waste. This waste would previously have been sent to landfill sites, it is now being recycled by us into a quality and versatile peat substitute. In switching to peat free compost you are not only helping to reduce landfill but you are also reducing the destruction of peat beds which have taken many hundreds and thousands of years to form.
The botanical and forestry cuttings are first shredded to increase the surface area of the particles to speed up the composting process. The shredded material is then placed in windrows where the naturally occurring bacteria begin breaking down the material. The windrows are turned several times during the process to ensure thorough and even decomposition of the material. After 12 weeks of composting and constant monitoring, the material is screened to remove any over sized woody fraction and leave only the fully composted, nutrient rich and natural peat free compost.
Peat free compost is very a versatile product that can be used in many ways around the garden, below is a brief out line of how it can be used, for more information you can register with us where you will be able to access detailed information and "how to" downloads.
Soil Improver - simply add the peat free compost to your gardens topsoil to increase fertility, moisture retention qualities and increase soil temperatures.
Feeding Mulch - Spread a layer of peat free compost (4cm to 8cm) over your flower bed soil, this will stop the weeds growing through, reduce moisture loss and feed the soil and plants all in one operation.
Shrub and Plant Compost - Dig the hole for the plant or shrub and line with peat free compost before planting. This will increase moisture retention around the roots, feed the plant and increase root establishment.
Lawn Top Dressing - The finest screened peat free compost can be used as a top dressing to feed your lawn and at the same time it will keep your grass greener during drought and dry periods, reducing the need to water.
Turf Laying - Trials have shown that peat free compost decreases the time it takes for newly laid turf roots to knit with the prepared topsoil, therefore speeding up lawn establishment and reducing the "watering in" period. Simply apply a layer of peat free compost approximately 20mm thick to the prepared topsoil and rake in prior to laying turf.