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|Quantity||Price per Bulk Bag including VAT||Price for Loose|
|£500.00 (min. 15 m3)|
A compost comprising of wheat straw, horse and chicken manure, which is free of weeds and pathogens. Before we collect the Mushroom Compost the mushroom farm steam sterilised the compost which removes any pests,diseases or weed seed. Mushroom compost is an excellent soil conditioner, especially on a heavy clay soil. It improves the soil structure by creating larger pore spaces and increasing the organic matter content, which in turn improves oxygen diffusion and water holding capacity encouraging root growth. It has a slow release fertilizing effect and contains most of the major and minor nutrients. Mushroom compost works well both as a mulch and dug over into the soil. It is best applied around early Spring and Autumn, on an annual basis, before planting so that the growing plants can make the most of it.
Why do I need compost?
The secret to a healthy and thriving plant is a balance and nutrient-rich soil. For example, fruit and vegetables require lots of nutrients from compost. This is because the plants not only need to be strong and healthy, they also need to taste good too which places more demands on the compost used to grow them in. Maintaining nutrients levels in your soils is vital if you are to grow healthy plants.
The best time to fertilize your garden is in the spring. During this period, the plants start flowering again and then they can use a little boost. During the summer, growth will experirence a certain slowdown and come to complete halt in the winter. For this reason, it is best not to give any more fertilizer during the autumnn and winter.
Benefits of compost - a fertile soil is the best guarantee for years of garden pleasure, so that is certainly a reason to use compost. Compost improves the soil structure, prevents soil erosion, gives plants as natural defense mechanism against soil diseases, improves root growth, increases the water reserve in sandy soils, provides the plants with the necessary nutrients.
Note: Mushroom compost slightly increases the pH of soil and is therefore unsuitable for ericaceous plants (e.g. Camellias and azaleas).
For loose loads the lorry dimensons are H - 4.05m, L - 9.6m, W 3.3m, please make sure there is enough access for the lorry.
Please phone 0208 898 7131 to enquire about large loose loads.
Delivery Charge is only £10.00
- Next day delivery when ordered before 9am. Subject to availability
- If you order by the m3, this is delivered loose. We do not provide sheeting for this to be tipped onto.
- We can not offer a timed delivery, as a guideline deliveries are maded between 6.30am -6.30pm
- Delivery charge is a website only offer.
- Please read our Delivery Terms and Conditions before placing your order.
What our customers say
If I want cat food, a birthday card or a candle I visit Squires. However if I am looking for good quality, well priced plants for my garden I buy at Sempervirens. Staff are knowledgeable and helpful and my garden is quite literally full of trees, plants and shrubs which I have bought from there over the last few years. Sempervirens is a real 'find' and I cannot recommend them highly enough.