Mushroom compost is one of the few types of organic matter to have a slightly alkaline effect on the soil. It is ideal for soils that need both composition and improvement or for soils of correct PH that would become too acidic if peat or manure were used.
It is ideal for fruit and vegetables, most shrubs, annual and herbaceous borders. Mushroom compost is non-burning so won’t hurt stems. However, due to the slight alkaline nature, trueturf does not recommend it on camellias, azaleas, new rhododendrons or heathers. Avoid usage when dealing with any lime haters or ericaceous plants.
Mushroom compost can be applied on lawns as a top dressing in the winter. We recommend to brush in half a centimetre. Remove the peat crust if you would rather not like to find mushrooms growing!
- Free of weed seeds and plant pathogens
- Increased nutrients levels
- Full range of major and minor nutrients – N, P, K, Zn, Cu, Mn, B, S, g, Ca
- Slow-release fertilising effect
- Raises pH slightly, useful for many plants and crops
- Improved soil structure
- Particularly good in light textured soils
- Larger pore spaces
- Massively increases organic matter content
- Improved oxygen diffusion
- Improved water holding capacity
- Improved root growth
- Raises soil temperature
- Beneficial micro-organisms
- Free flowing and easy to work with
- Excellent mulch