Osmocote® Professional Compost & Soil Improver

An organically enriched compost that improves and revitalises garden soils, boosts plant health and encourages stronger, more productive growth. It includes Osmocote that feeds for 3 months

  • Ideal for rejuvenating impoverished soils in vegetable and flower gardens, adding back organic goodies that years of gardening have depleted
  • May also be used to create and fill raised beds
  • The included controlled release plant food releases nutrients slowly for up to 3 months
Features

Compost

The base ingredient, compost, is nature's own method for returning to the soil all the nutrients and other goodies that plants take out while growing

Soil revitaliser

Adding organic materials back into soil encourages beneficial soil microbes and earth worms which, in turn, improve both soil texture and nitrogen content

Iron

Contains iron sulphate which corrects iron deficiencies in plants

Australian Standard

Certified to meet the Australian Standard for Premium Composts

Sizes

25L bag

Suitable for

All garden soils, especially those that have been in cultivation for many years, will benefit from the addition of organic materials in the form of quality compost to improve soil texture and quality and nutrient availability

Safe to use in soils that will be used for vegetables and herbs and as a mulch around edibles

Safe to use for new plants - the organic content and controlled release of nutrients means it will not burn soft leaves or tender young roots

Not suitable for

Don't use in hydroponic growing systems or ponds

Don't use on lawns - use only specifically named lawn topdress soils on grassed areas

How it works

  • Compost adds organic matter to the soil to replace that lost through continual cultivation and cropping. Constant hoeing, digging and raking eventually destroys the structure of the soil - compost rebuilds it.
  • It has been designed and is guaranteed to improve the overall texture and quality of soils

How to use

  1. Prepare your garden soil before planting by thoroughly working a 10cm layer of Compost & Soil Improver into the top 15cm or so of soil with a rake. Close the bag tightly after use
  2. Add another 10cm layer of compost to the bed and mix it into the previously amended soil. This should create a 15-20cm raised bed.
  3. Use as a mulch after planting (excellent for mulching around edibles)
  4. Water thoroughly after planting and as frequently as possible until plants are established
  5. For best results, after three months feed with Osmocote Controlled release Fertiliser for Vegetables, Tomatoes, Herbs & Garden Beds

Maximum application rates
Sensitive plants 25L/m2
Tolerant plants 90L/m2

For a complete guide on how to use Osmocote Professional Compost & Soil Improver, always check the packaging.

When to use

  • Whenever soil is being prepared for new plantings
  • At the start of Summer as a mulch to protect bare soils, reduce evaporation and insulate soils

Safety Information

CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces if wet. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, sweep off immediately.

When using potting mixes, we recommend the use of garden gloves to protect your hands

 

Technical details

  • Osmocote Controlled Release Fertiliser in this potting mix provides plant nutrition and trace elements for up to 4 months
  • This product contains iron sulphate for the prevention and correction of iron deficiencies in plants

Where to buy it

Decided what product best suits your needs? Or would you prefer to go in-store to ask for more information?

Visit your local Bunnings Warehouse for our largest range.

You can also find Scotts products in a number of gardening, hardware, independent and supermarket retailers including Flower Power, Mitre10, Coles and Woolworths.

Note: Not all brands and products are stocked in all stores. For any additional questions please visit our contact us page.

Tips, tricks & advice

Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants

When it comes to gardening, the plants you grow will only be as good as the soils in which they are growing.  Poor soil quality results in under-nourished struggling plants.

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Planting and caring for new plants

Caring for new plants has never been easier - follow these simple guidelines

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