Bluemel’s now has cow manure available bulk or bagged but why add it to your soil?
The Effects of Manure on the Soil
The effects of manure on the soil are beneficial as well. As the soil absorbs manure, nutrients are released. This enriches the soil, which in turn, helps the plants. The most important benefit of using manure in the garden is its ability to condition the soil.
For instance, mixing manure with sandy soils helps to retain moisture levels. Adding manure to compacted soil helps loosen the soil. Manure produces increased soil carbon, which is an important source of energy that makes nutrients available to plants. Other benefits of manure include reduced runoff and leaching of nitrates in the soil.
Using Composted Manure as Mulch
Did you know that using composted manure as mulch is also beneficial? Because manure is considered a slow-release plant fertilizer, it provides small amounts of nutrients over an extended period. This makes it an acceptable form of mulch for plants. However, make certain it is not fresh manure. Fresh manure is too strong for plants, as it contains excessive amounts of nitrogen, which can burn the plants. In addition, some manure fertilizer consists of urine as well, which is also high in nitrogen. Too much nitrogen on plants can be detrimental for them.
The benefits of manure as plant fertilizer and the effects of manure on the soil makes its use in the garden worth consideration.
Bluemel’s bulk and bagged cow manure compost is aged so it does not give off a foul odor or burn the root systems of plants.
Stop in and pick some up today or have us deliver!