Uses for Compost

Compost contains nutrients but it is not a substitute for fertilizers. Compost holds nutrients in the soil until plants can use them, loosens and aerates clay soils and retains water in sandy soils.

As a soil amendment…
Mix 2 to 5 inches of compost into vegetable and flower gardens each year before planting.

As a potting mixture…
Add one part compost to two parts commercial potting soil or make your own mixture by using equal parts of compost and sand or perlite.

As a mulch…
Spread an inch or two of compost around annual flowers and vegetables and up to 6 inches around trees and shrubs.

As a top dressing…
Mix finely sifted compost with sand and sprinkle evenly over lawns.

Compost Demonstration Site

Rogue Transfer & Recycling
8001 Table Rock Road
White City

Recology Ashland Sanitary Service
Water Street & VanNess