Composted Chicken Manure

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SKU: HG2149701SP903

Description

Fully composted, 100% manure with no filler materials added. Low odor. Helps to rejuvenate soils low in organic matter. Excellent food source for beneficial soil organisms. For use in various applications such as flower beds, vegetable gardens, lawns, trees, and shrubs to rejuvenate soils. Till in or apply as a top dressing. Not for use in containers.

Flower Beds & Vegetable Gardens

Spread a 1″ to 2″ layer of Composted Chicken Manure evenly over the area to be planted and till in to the soil. Water thoroughly. If your beds are already planted, spread 1/2″ Composted Chicken Manure evenly over the soil around your plants. Water thouroughly, then resume regular watering schedule.

Trees & Shrubs

Dig planting hole at least twice the size of the root ball to be planted. Place the plant in the hole so that the top of the root ball is at least 2″ to 3″ above surrounding grade level. Mix 5 parts soil to 1 part Composted Chicken Manure and backfill to a level even with the surrounding grade level. Be certain that the root flare at the base of the trunk is exposed when planting. Apply a 1″ layer of Composted Chicken Manure on top of the soil from the trunk to the drip line of the plant and water thoroughly.

Lawns

Existing: Spread Composted Chicken Manure lightly over existing lawns, raking lightly to spread. Water thoroughly.

New: Spread 1/2″ to 1″ Composted Chicken Manure over the entire area to be planted. Till into existing soil, mixing thoroughly. Lay sod or sow seeds according to directions. Water thoroughly, then resume regular watering schedule.

Tips for Planting Success

  • Be sure to water newly planted plants regularly during establishment period, especially during periods of drought
  • Mulch around new plants to suppress weeds, preserve moisture and protect from mechanical damage (mowers, trimmers, etc.). But not too deep – 2-4″ at most.
  • Don’t overdo the tilling in vegetable and flower gardens. Lumpy soil has more air pores, holds moisture better and won’t blow or wash away as easily as powdery soil.
  • Composting your lawn every spring and fall imporves soil health. If core aerating, do so before adding compost

How Much Do I Need?

Number of 1 Cubic Foot Bags
Area 1/4″ Depth 1/2″ Depth 1″ Depth 2″ Depth
12 Sq. Ft. 1 Bag 1 Bag 1 Bag 2 Bags
24 Sq. Ft. 1 Bag 1 Bag 2 Bags 4 Bags
48 Sq. Ft. 1 Bag 2 Bags 4 Bags 8 Bags
96 Sq. Ft. 2 Bags 4 Bags 8 Bags 16 Bags

Coverage amount may vary depending on dips, slopes, hills, and uneven areas of your yard

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