Soil Conditioner

British Made Organic Peat Free

This product is a finely graded soil improver, made from naturally composted organic matter. It is a peat free and environmentally friendly product.

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Compost Direct’s finely graded soil conditioner is made from naturally composted organic matter. It is a peat-free and environmentally friendly product.

What is soil conditioner?
A soil conditioner is a substance produced from organic matter that helps to improve the soil’s properties, adding slow-releasing nutrients. It has been naturally composted to destroy any weed seeds.

Why use soil conditioner?

Soil improver enhances and restores a range of natural properties within the soil. Advantages include:

  • Adds natural humus and humus-makers back to the soil 
  • Improves moisture retention, making water easily available for plant roots
  • Increases nutrient retention by reducing nutrients leaching away from roots, particularly in sandy soils
  • A source of bulky organic matter
  • Contains naturally slow-releasing nitrogen
  • Aids drainage by restoring structure of soil
  • Opens up heavy clay soils
  • Helps reduce compaction of dense soils
  • Ideal for London clay gardens and allotments, or sandy and reclaimed soils
  • Weed-free
  • British sustainably sourced materials with no added chemicals

Buy soil conditioner online with Compost Direct and receive free delivery on all bulk bags.

Soil improver enhances and restores a range of natural properties within the soil;

  • Adds natural humus and humus makers back to the soil ? Improves moisture retention, making water easily available for plant roots
  • Increases nutrient retention by reducing nutrients leaching away from roots, particularly in sandy soils.
  • A source of bulky organic matter
  • Contains naturally slow releasing nitrogen
  • Aids drainage by restoring structure of soil.
  • Opens up heavy clay soils
  • Helps reduce compaction of dense soils
  • Ideal for London clay gardens and allotment, or sandy or reclaimed soils.
  • Weed free
  • British sustainably sourced materials with no added chemicals.

How to use Garden Compost...

It is our most universal and widely used product.
Dig it in to the soil for immediate benefits to the soil characteristics.

For first use on heavy, undisturbed soils, double-dig the ground to break up any soil lumps and incorporate the Garden Compost evenly throughout the soil, from the bottom of the trench up to the soil surface. Aim to incorporate approximately a depth of 150 - 200mm of Garden Compost into the top 300 – 400mm of heavy soil.

For lighter cultivations on pre-established beds or sandy soils, dig a depth of approximately 70 - 100mm of Garden Compost into the top fork depth of soil to continue to build soil humus and structure year on year.

The Garden Compost is also commonly used for mulching, particularly around smaller shrubs and beds where a coarser mulch may be unsuitable. Apply approximately 50 – 80mm in depth of soil conditioner around the base of bushes and plants to benefit the plant, suppress weeds and feed the topsoil. For more information on mulching, see mulches.
For maximum benefits, mix in with soil. Do not plant directly into a Garden Compost alone, this is not the same as a ‘multipurpose or potting compost’. For composts suitable for use in pots, see ...

When to use Garden Compost...

Garden Compost is best incorporated with soils from late autumn through to spring and left to settle for a couple of weeks before planting. It is suitable for use with light cultivations and mulching all year round.

Product Guidance

  • Ideally use within 1 year of purchase.
  • As with all gardening activities, please wear gloves and wash hands when finished and before eating or drinking any thing.
  • Store unused products away from potential contamination such as chemicals or weed killers.
  • To avoid danger of suffocation, keep bags away from babies and children.
  • As with all natural materials, photos may vary slightly from the actual product.
  • Every effort has been made to ensure the compost contains no germs, sharp fragments, toxins or regenerative plant parts. However the compost producer can not guarantee that they will never be present. As with all products of this type, wear gloves when handling and wash hands after use.
  • Some animals may be attracted to manures – manure can be dug in to reduce the attraction although it will not be harmful to them.
  • During storage, organic materials may develop a white mould, this is completely natural and harmless and will soon disappear when agitated.
  • When soil is disturbed and organic matter applied, mushrooms and other types on fungi may temporarily appear. This is great news as the natural soil web is returning to your garden, just hoe them over and they will disappear. They are harmless.
Sandra Allen said...
"I bought this as a present for my father. He was very impressed with the texture of the compost and he thought the delivery driver was excellent. He went to give him a tip and he refused stating that he earns enough money and he would not take it off him. That doesn't happen very often these days."
Star Rating 5
Campbell Williams said...
"Steaming like a steamy thing, this massive pile of steamy stuff, should do wonders. "
Star Rating 5
Paul mallis said...
"Very impressed with the product, looks great and filled the two new bed that I created. "
Star Rating 3
Nicola Keeler said...
"Good quality product, great price and good delivery service. I'll definitely use Compost Direct again!"
Star Rating 5
Dennis May said...
"excellent product, delivered on time and very friendly staff - highly recommend."
Star Rating 5
Michael Buckley said...
"The product arrived promptly. It was of very good quality good texture and very little bulk woody material. I am very happy to recommend it."
Star Rating 5
alycia glaves said...
"excellent product and delivery"
Star Rating 5
JH Ridler said...
"My delivery arrived on time and looks lovely and dark, just what I need for my poor soil. very happy with your service"
Star Rating 5
Mr J P Hendry said...
" Great service, great product at the price I wanted to pay. Nice lady on the 'phone one hour before delivery. No hassle, no probs. Hallelujah! "
Star Rating 5
Luke nowacki said...
"Excellent product, Great delivery - the driver craned it over my wall saved me moving it through the garden!"
Star Rating 5
Nick said...
"Excellent service and very good quality product, I would recommend Compostdirect.com to all my friends!"
Star Rating 5
Frances said...
"Fabulous delivery driver. worked hard to deliver compost down my back lane and through my gate. Involved some manouvering and pushing and pulling of the trolley but I really appreciated it."
Star Rating 4
andre winter said...
"Excellent product Good price Flexible delivery (by Griffn) Could only be bettered if they came and dug it in for me"
Star Rating 5
christine hinchley said...
"arrived quickly. product is excellent and already down for the worms to do their thing."
Star Rating 5
Tim Riseborough said...
"Particularly impressed with the delivery - took time to offload the bulk bags exactly where I wanted on the drive, even though that required disconnecting the lorry trailer and quite a lot of manouvering! Excellent service."
Star Rating 5
Fran Stedman said...
"I just wanted to say how impressed I am with the service I have received from your company. The delivery of 2 bags of compost has arrived, exactly when you said it would! The lady in sales was extremely helpful and personable when I rang to place the order and your driver was pleasant and accommodating. The whole process has been very painless! I shall certainly recommend compost direct to my friends, "
Star Rating 5
Moira Moore said...
"Easy to use website. Produce just what the garden needed. Delivered when it was convenient for me by a very helpful driver. "
Star Rating 5
david thomson said...
"good quality soil improver"
Star Rating 4
Linzi said...
"It was so easy to order my compost, delivery was quick and the product excellent. Thank you"
Star Rating 5
Lyn Porter said...
"Very pleasant receptionist and also very helpful. The driver was also helpful and product arrived despite the snow!"
Star Rating 5
jin said...
"Good value and quick delivery, smells very fresh"
Star Rating 3
Phil Beresford said...
"Product was very good, delivery driver was excellent and could not do enough for us. His skill at manoeuvreing the truck and trailer around the garden to off load the compost into the exact location was excellent. I would recommend you product and service to others without hesitation"
Star Rating 5
Mrs Ira Ward said...
"Ordering compost was quick and easy, as was delivery, I had the bags of compost with days.It was delivered and left without fuss or mess. It smells lovely, and I am very pleased with this product - will be ordering again."
Star Rating 4
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