Manure and How it Helps Your Garden!
The fact is, manure is a powerful soil addition, regardless of what you’re growing. It adds a ton of nutrients and organic matter. We’ve identified that both are key to proper plant performance.
Be Careful Handling Pure Manure!
Be careful if you’re ever handling pure manure. There is a potential risk of pathogens like salmonella, listeria and E.coli when using it, so it’s important to take precautions. No need to worry with BigYellowBag products though! We take all the worry out of it. Any time we use manure components in our soil blends, we make sure that they are properly processed.
Fresh manure has a higher risk of contamination, which is bad for you; it could also have higher levels of nitrogen and ammonia, which is bad for your plants. It can burn the roots and inhibit seed germination.
“I’ll have some of the 1980 vintage please!”
Similar to cheese and fine wine, manure is best when it’s well aged! The aging process removes the risk that it will burn your plants. Not only that, but if it’s from an herbivore or omnivore, there’s the distinct possibility you could be spreading weed seeds as well if you don’t give it enough time to break down. Here at BigYellowBag, we only use well-composted manures for our premium soil blends to ensure a lack of weed seeds and industry leading plant performance.
Manure also has a lot of structural benefits for soil. If a soil is sandy, manure will help it retain moisture. If it’s compacted, the manure will help it stay looser.
BigYellowBag Has The Scoop on Poop
Of course, we know how beneficial poop can be for soil – that’s why it’s one of the key ingredients in our BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil, along with black loam, peat loam and compost. These components work together to create a soil that is light and fluffy, with a perfectly balanced texture ratio that allows for proper drainage and moisture retention. Our soil is packed with essential nutrients and organic matter, thanks in-part to the manure we mix in! Working with some of the industry’s most knowledgeable agronomists, we think we’ve come close to perfecting our products!
While we can get on a roll when it comes to talking about the benefits of manure, we’ll try to hold it in now…