Lori Ziemba wrote:Is it possible to add too much compost to your garden? A guy at the community garden told me it can be bad. I find that hard to believe.
In sandy soils drainage is not a issue, in fact organic matter is needed to hold water among other things.
Also, too much mulch or compost next to the base of a tree can result in rotting of the trunk.
So I wild suggest you do a soil test to see what your soil is like so you can determine how much organic content is really needed.
Gilbert Fritz wrote:Some compost can be high in salt, and in a dry climate, that can be a problem. Also, no matter how much you add, the land will come into a certain balance, generally between 5-10 percent organic matter depending on your climate. So adding more then this might not be particularly useful.