Give your perennials a boost this spring with a layer of compost, aged manure or other organic material. It’s a great way to revive tired gardens, improve a garden’s overall health, and keep vibrant perennials healthy and blooming.
Research has found that covering your garden with compost every year or two provides most, if not all, of the nutrients that most perennials need. It feeds the soil, which in turn feeds your plants. Let a soil test report and your plant’s performance determine if additional fertilizer is needed. Spring is the perfect time to add that too.