Soil amendments

Asked November 21, 2018, 10:32 AM EST

How many inches of compost or other soil amendments are recommended to be added to shrub beds in Maryland?

Frederick County Maryland

1 Response

You can top-dress shrub beds with about an inch of well-decomposed compost in the late fall or early spring. If the shrubs have been mulched, the breakdown of organic mulches also contributes nutrients. See our publication on soil amendments page 7.