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What Is Compost?
Compost is the product resulting from the controlled biological decomposition of organic material that has been sanitized through the generation of heat and stabilized to the point that it is beneficial to plant growth. Compost is an organic matter resource that has the unique ability to improve the chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of soil.

Benefits of Compost
• Improves and stabilizes soil pH.
• Improves the soil structure, porosity, and density, thus creating a better plant root environment.
• Supplies a variety of macro and micronutrients.
• Improves water holding capacity, thus reducing water loss.
• May control or suppress certain soil-borne plant pathogens.
• Supplies significant quantities of organic matter.
• Supplies beneficial microorganisms to soils and growing media.

Why Blue Ridge Organics Compost?
We at Blue Ridge Organics are proud of the quality of our premiere composts and compost-based soil mixes. We start with carefully designed and tested recipes and the very best ingredients. Our compost and soil products are made from a wide variety of clean, non-toxic, nonhazardous organic waste. Our composting process meets and exceeds all DEQ regulations for pathogen destruction, time temperature requirements, and compost stability and quality limits. That means frequent turning, sampling, testing, and lengthy aging and curing process. Our composts are produced under the strict requirements of the U.S. Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance Program.

What Plants Can Use Blue Ridge Organic Compost?
This compost can be used to amend soil in planting annuals, bulbs, herbs, perennials, shrubs, trees, and vegetables. Plant anytime from Spring to Fall.

Planting a Tree, Shrub, or Perennial
Dig a hole twice as wide and 1½ times as deep as the root ball or container. Save the soil and blend approximately 30% of Blue Ridge Organic compost to the soil. Partially backfill with amended soil so that when the plant is placed in the hole the top of the root ball will be about 2 inches above the surrounding ground. For containerized trees and shrubs loosen the outer layer of roots. For trees and shrubs with root balls, first place plant in hole, then cut away twine, rope, plastic or burlap and remove. Backfill with remainder of the amended soil so that it is brought up to the top of the root ball but not on top of it.

Conditioning New or Existing Garden Spots or Landscape Beds

Add 1 to 2 inches of Blue Ridge Organic Compost over the existing area to be improved. Now mix or till the compost into the top 5 to 6 inches of existing soil. If this is a completely new planting area add 3 to 4 inches of Compost over the area to be improved and till into the top 8 to 12 inces of existing soil.

NO Biosolids Are Used To Make Our Compost.
This product contains a unique blend of agricultural materials, short paper 
fiber, food processing residuals and woody wastes.