Farmyard Manure

This product is a nutrient rich soil improver based on composted horse manure. It is rich and full of slow releasing natural plant nutrients.

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Product Description

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What is farmyard manure?

Well-rotted farmyard manure is a soil-enriching product, produced from organic matter that helps to boost the nutrient levels and properties of the soil.

Why use farmyard manure?

Farm manure is a valuable soil improver that enhances and restores a range of natural properties of the soil. Benefits include:

  • Increases soil fertility
  • A natural source of available nitrogen
  • Adds humus and slow-releasing nutrients to the soil
  • Aids water and nutrient retention
  • Helps break down heavy soils
  • Adds structure to light and sandy soils
  • Attracts worms to the soil
  • Ideal for mulching

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Key Benefits

Farm Yard Manure is a valuable soil improver which enhances and restores a range of natural properties of the soil;

  • Increases soil fertility
  • A natural source of available nitrogen
  • Adds humus and slow releasing nutrients to the soil
  • Aids water and nutrient retention
  • Helps break down heavy soils
  • Adds structure to light and sandy soils
  • Attracts worms to the soil
  • Ideal for mulching

How to Use

How to use Farmyard Manure...

It is best dug in to the soil for immediate benefits to the soil characteristics, can also be used a mulch.

For a first application to heavy, stale soils the manure should be applied at a depth of approximately 80 – 120mm and incorporated evenly throughout the top 250 – 350 mm of soil.

For subsequent annual applications and to bulk up sandy soils, apply at a depth of approximately 30 – 80mm and incorporate into the top fork depth of soil to build up structure and fertility year on year.

Ensure the farmyard manure is well mixed in with the soil to give maximum benefit to the plants and to create an even distribution of nutrients.

Manure is also suitable for mulching around the bases of well established fruit trees and bushes. To insulate the root base and feed the top soil apply to a depth of approximately 40 – 70mm. For more information on mulching, see our mulches page.

When to use Farmyard Manure...

Manure is best dug in where required in autumn through to early spring and left to rest before planting. It can be continued to be used as a light dressing or mulch all year round.

Product Guidance

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.
  • Product can be applied safely in gardens with animals and children. 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.
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