When your commitment to sustainability runs deep, this is the compost you want. Tank's 100% Organic Compost is made from locally sourced plant materials (that would otherwise be sent to the landfill), organic manure, organic elemental sulfur and beneficial microbes. These ingredients are mixed and monitored for several weeks by providing routine aeration and maintaining adequate moisture (Note: we are required to turn the piles no less frequently than every 3 days, to keep the whole windrow (i.e. pile) at the right temperature/moisture. Bactifeed is applied multiple times.). During this time, the beneficial fungi and microbes in the mix create an extreme heat (over 130°F), wiping out any weed seeds and killing harmful pathogens. The end result is a compost that is rich in nutrients and beneficial microbes allowing Tank's 100% Organic Compost to rejuvenate depleted or sanitized soils and improve their capacity to exchange nutrients between the plant and the soil.
On top of benefiting your garden, Tank's 100% Organic Compost provides benefits to the ecological big picture by:
- Helping to prevent pollution by reducing methane levels and leachate formation in landfills.
- Saving water by increasing water retention in soil.
- Preventing erosion and weathering on roadsides, embankments, hillsides, playing fields and more.
- Extending municipal landfill life by diverting and recycling green waste instead of throwing it away.
- Reducing the amount of pollutants that reach groundwater due to storm water runoff.
Tank's 100% Organic Compost can be used alone as a potting medium, soil amendment, or component of a soil mixture.
|Vegetable & Flower Beds|
|Blend Tank's 100% Organic Compost with existing soil. Use 3-6 cubic yards per 1000 square feet (1-2" thick). Till into top 6" of existing soil.|
|Trees & Shrubs|
|When planting, blend 1 part Tank's 100% Organic Compost with 3 parts native soil. Adjust the root ball so that it is 1/2-1" higher than the surrounding soil level, and backfill soil mixture around the root ball. Lightly compact. Create a watering basin around the perimeter of the root ball by building a small berm to hold water. After watering, apply a thick layer (3-4') of mulch to the planting area, but keep away from the base of the tree.|
|For new lawns, blend compost with existing soil. Use 3-6 cubic yards per 1,000 square feet (1-2" thick). Till into top 6" of existing soil. For existing lawns, use as a topdressing when reseeding or during spring greening by evenly spreading compost on lawn (1/8-1/4" thick).|
|Mix with existing soil. Use 1-3 cubic yards per 1,000 square feet (1/2-1" thick). Mix compost blend into top 6" of existing soil.|
Environment: For use on vegetable gardens, flower beds, trees, shrubs, lawns, in containers and houseplants and in seed beds.
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