The Spent compost that the mushrooms were grown in is wonderful for lawns and gardens. The highly enriched compost that is needed for the mushrooms is a terrific soil amendment and fertilizer. Since mushrooms do not contain chlorophyll, they do not use the nutrients that plants that grow in sunlight do, leaving a material that lawns and gardens thrive on.
Continental Mushroom Compost has been used by National Capital region gardeners for years and is available commercially from our farm. You can pick up and or call to arrange delivery.
We are open to the public 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm
PLEASE NOTE: we are closed to the public on Sundays and Holidays. For further information please call 613-821-GROW (4769) or 613-821-1411
How do I determine how much compost I need?
To calculate the amount of compost you require for your lawn or garden use the following calculation: Length x Width x Height divided by 27 = YARDS
For example: If your lawn is 50' long by 40' wide, the calculation is 50' x 40' x 3" or (0.25') divided by 27 = 18.5 YARDS
Inches (") Fraction of a foot
How do I add the compost to my lawn?
Some general guidelines for our customers: Before adding the compost to a lawn, make sure the lawn is cut first. Put approximately ½" to a full inch on top of your lawn and rake it into the grass. Rake away the excess (including lumps and bumps) and then water your lawn.
How do I add the compost to my garden?
Some general guidelines for our customers: the amount of compost you will use varies on the soil condition of your garden. For soil that is poor condition apply between 6" to 8" of compost. For soil that is in good condition, apply between 3" to 4" of compost. Put the desired amount of compost on the garden area you are treating. Mix the compost into the soil in a 2:1 ratio (that is, 2 part soil to 1 part compost)