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Applications For Compost

Compost is an extremely versatile product that improves the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of soil.

Fairfield’s compost has a wide variety of uses from gardens and allotments, to professional turf improvement and soil remediation.

On a wider scale, issues of sustainability are becoming ever more important to clients and the requirement for recycled products is growing.

PAS100 accreditation means that Fairfield’s compost meets public sector landscaping technical specifications, and as such, has achieved preferred supplier status on a large number of contracts and projects.

Landscape architects are now more likely to specify compost to meet the environmental targets and demands of clients - using a sustainable, locally-produced, quality compost can be the difference between obtaining a contract, or not.

In addition, as it’s becoming increasingly difficult to locate cost-effective, high quality top soils, compost is being used in its place.

Compost also offers a good alternative to peat, and its disease suppresive and soil improving characteristics can help to reduce herbicide use and erosion.

One of the most unique  aspects and advantages of compost is that in many ways, it is – what it is processed to be.

To a large extent, compost can be processed so that it is appropriate for use as a soil amendment, turf topdressing, mulch, erosion control media, etc.

It can also be further refined to allow for its optimal use as a growing media component (e.g. well matured/stabilised), nutrient source (sanitised, but not aged), or blended to allow for its use in a variety of creative applications.

Therefore, the confusion related to defining compost is partially because of its incredible versatility, and the characteristics a compost possesses, determines the applications in which it can best be used and which end users can best use it.

 

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