Top dressing means spreading nutritious organic material on your garden several inches thick, like a mulch. Many people use compost to top dress their plants and vegetable beds. A lot of composts are now being made with green waste. This sounds great, but you have no idea what has gone in to the green waste and people are finding that their plants are dying or having stunted growth due to aminopyralid and garden weed-killers which are present in the green waste. There is no traceability for green waste composts, so you could be putting anything on your plants. After all that hard work growing plants from seed, you don’t want to lose them all! Use our soil conditioner instead of compost for your top dressing, for a fully traceable, approved organic product you can rely on.
Top dressing has two benefits. Firstly, our soil conditioner is a potent plant food that will kick-start your vegetable garden. Simply spreading this high-energy plant food around your established plants and letting it gradually soak into the soil will provide a fresh burst of nutrition.
Secondly, our soil conditioner will smother weeds for the rest of the season. If you take the trouble to pull or cut down established garden weeds before spreading it, a top dressing of soil conditioner will suppress existing weeds and prevent new ones from sprouting. This frees you from weeding chores for the rest of the season, and adds good nutrition to your garden soil at the same time.
Next spring when you till your garden, the soil conditioner will be mixed with your garden soil. This wonderful rich, moist mixture will fertilize your plants while breaking up clay soils. It is a quick, sure-fire way to boost the performance of almost everything you grow.
It’s rare to find a row-crop vegetable garden with loose, rich, well-drained and healthy soil. In order to have fluffy, fertile soil you must add fresh organic material into your garden every season.
Our soil conditioner is non-burning when you incorporate it into the soil, mix it with other bedding material, or top-dress existing plants that already have an established root system. It is much too rich to plant into it directly, but mixed with other ingredients it is a magic booster for flowers, vegetables and even lawns. Its strong organic odour is a sign that the soil conditioner is full of nourishment, and the smell will soon disappear.
Love your garden and spread our soil conditioner on your beds for healthy plants and tasty vegetables.