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Get lost in compost and mulch

Link to PDF Fact Sheet in compost and mulch.Make the most of your locally-produced FOGO compost and mulch, available at Merimbula, Eden, Wallagoot and Bermagui tips.

Our compost and mulch sells fast, so make sure you download the FREE Bega Valley Waste APP to find out when it’s available!

Visit Tip Fees for the current costf of our Compost.

Tips for use

  • General soil improvement: spread a 10-20mm thick layer of compost (10-20 litres per square metre) across soil surface and incorporate to a depth of 50-100mm.
     
  • Landscaping and erosion control: apply a layer of mulch 50-100mm deep (50-100 litres per square metre) over whole area.

Want more tips for your lawns, trees, veggie gardens and flower beds?
Download our Fact Sheet here.

Benefits

Compost

  • Fertilising effect
  • Introduces quality carbon into the soil. This in turn:
    • Increases the health and activity of soil microbial populations
    • Helps prevent plant disease
    • Mobilises nutrients for plants
    • Improves soil structure
    • Improved moisture absorption
  • Improved water holding capacity for plants

Mulch

  • Protects soil surface
  • Prevents erosion
  • Keeps your topsoil where you need it most
  • Reduces run-off
  • Reduces erosion
  • Reduces evaporation
  • Provides insulation for soil
    • Keeps soil cooler in summer, reducing the effects of high temperatures which kill roots and soil biology
    • Keeps soil warmer in winter which helps keep soil biology active when it’s cold
  • Renewable
  • Environmentally friendly

For safe use tips and more about FOGO compost and mulch download our Fact Sheet here.

Compost typical analysis

Major
Nutrients
%
(dry weight)
g/litire
(as applied)
g/kg
(as applied)
Org argon (C) 20 84 120
Nitrogen (N) 0.9 3.8 5.4
Phosphorus (P) 0.1 0.4 0.6
Potassium (K) 0.6 2.5 3.6
Calcium (Ca) 1.1 4.6 6.6
Magnesium (Mg) 0.4 1.7 2.4
Sulphur (S) 0.1 0.4 0.6
Organic Matter - 35% (dry weight) C:N Ratio -22.1
Minor
Nutrients
mg/kg
(dry weight)
g/litire
(as applied)
g/kg
(as applied)
Iron (Fe) 11600 4872 6960
Manganse (Mn) 190 80 114
Baron (B) 15 6 9
Zinc (Zn) 120 50 72
Copper (Cu) 25 11 15
Other Info (as applied)
Moisture 40%
pH 7.5
Bulk density 700 kg/m3

Mulch typical analysis

Our mulch undergoes the same process as our compost, it is just the larger particle size.

  • Particle size: 18-75mm — Bulk density: 60 kg/m3

 

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