Compost and Soil Stirring

Compost and Soil Stirring

Composted organic matter is placed over the soil.

Composted organic matter is placed over the soil.

Composted organic matter is placed over the soil and then sitrred into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil with an Air Spade  to help promote new root growth.

Compost and Soil Stirring Another method that I use to improve soil conditions around an established tree is to spread compost over the soil surface beneath the dripline of the tree. Then with the Air Spade I stir the soil mixing in the compost down to a depth of 4 to 6 inches as in the photo (right). Then following the compost stirring and mixing, 2 to 3 inches organic mulch is spread over the soil. The organic mulch applied in the final stage of the work is not shown is this image.

 

Composted organic matter is sitrred into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil with an Air Spade to help promote new root growth and provide more resources for the tree.

Composted organic matter is sitrred into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil with an Air Spade to help promote new root growth and provide more resources for the tree.