Manure Is Great For Your Garden – Landscaping & Lawn Care

With all the farms in the area, there are plenty of opportunities for you to gather manure to enrich your garden.  Here’s some advice on how to use it properly.  First of all, you shouldn’t apply fresh manure to your garden.  The heat it generates can kill your plants.  It’s best to let the manure sit for a couple months until the heat and smell have disappeared.  The same is true if you’re adding it to your compost bin.  Give it time to throughly break down before you use compost made with manure.  The manure highest in nutrients comes from poultry, with pigeon manure producing a whopping 4.2% nitrogen.  Rabbits are next in the list of nutrients, then sheep and goats, followed by horses, and finally cows, which produce only .5% nitrogen.  Once your manure has cured, work it into the soil until it is evenly distributed.  The manure will help enrich your soil and keep it moist, and most farmers are thrilled that you want to haul it away.  If you’d like more gardening advice, give us a call here at Blass Residential Services.  Yep, we do that!

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