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As well rotted manure becomes a more popular choice for gardeners, due to the enviromental benfits and low cost, we are answering a lot of questions about the sources and useage of it. Therefore we though we would create a quick Q&A post to answer some of the more popular ones and help our customers make an informed choice.
Where does your manure come from?
All of our manure is supplied by our sister company, Sussex Paddock Services. They collect manure from approximately 50 stable yards across Sussex which is then placed in windrows at our yard to rot down
Is it ready to use?
Yes, all of our manure is stored in windrows which are turned every 3 months and rotted down for a minimum of 2 years, so its ready to go straight onto your garden from the moment it arrives.
Does it smell?
No, well rotted manure should not have a strong odour
Can it be mixed with other products?
Yes, we offer a premixed topsoil/manure bag which is mixed at approximataly a 60/40 ratio. We can also provide other blends on request, please get in touch if you have a specific purpose or blend you require.
Whats the best way to use manure in my garden?
There are 2 main ways you can use manure. The first is to dig it into the soil with a fork or rotavator. If you do not want to do this, or you are practising no till gardening then a 50-100mm thick layer can be applied in the autumn which will naturally work its way down into the ground below.