Topsoil Compost | Loaders Landscape Supplies Wanganui

By: Loaders  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Mushroom Compost

Topsoil will always contain weed seeds, it is reported that the number could be as many as 300,000 seeds per cubic metre of soil. Always prepare for weed growth, if the soil grows few weeds it will be a pleasant surprise. Topsoil varies depending on the supply sites, Loaders always endeavours to produce the best topsoil, often blending heavy soils with light ones to produce a superior loam.

During the production of the mushroom compost lime is added to raise the pH of the new compost due to its acidic constituents. The pH of the spent compost is somewhere between 6 and 7. This is a great pH range for most plants however acid loving plants such as Camellias, Azaleas and Rhododendrons will not like it. After the mushrooms have been harvested the spent compost is super heated to 70°C to kill fungal spores and anything else that may be present, this makes mushroom compost an excellent weed free mulch. Mushroom compost is best used as mulch on top of the garden letting the worms break it down because freshly dug in, it can rob the soil of nitrogen and the plants can perform poorly. If spent compost is to be dug in it is recommended that a high nitrogen source such as urea is included.

Keywords: Mushroom Compost

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Our topsoil is blended and screened to produce a loam that is suited to heavy or light soils and we stock premium living earth compost products in bags and in bulk. Produced from Loaders' own quarry, shellrock is available in three sizes and can be used as base course for roads, driveways, paving, paths etc. We stock builders mix for concrete, river sand for paving and plastering, white beach sand for plastering and sandpits.


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