Garden compost is decayed organic matter and is a soil additive.

The contribution of garden compost to the productivity of the garden can be enormous.

It helps prevent erosion and depletion of soils is a rich peat-free mulch, disease, pest and weed free.

In early spring, apply a mulch 1-2in (2.5 - 5cm) thick of weed - free, organic material such as leaf mould, peat substitute.