This J. Arthur Bowers Organic Farm Manure is an organic soil conditioner which provides a natural source of organic matter to encourage healthy growth and improves soil fertility by adding vital humus and plant food to the soil.Features: Ideal for boosting soil quality Improves soil structure and water holding capability Improves drainage and aeration in clay soils Adds body to light sandy soilsUsage:Improving Clay or Light Soils – Apply a 5 – 8cm layer on to the soil and work in. Use in spring or autumn.Established Plants – To reduce moisture loss and suppress weeds around roses shrubs beds and borders apply a 5cm layer across the soil surface.Planting Roses Shrubs & Trees – Mix one part manure with two parts top soil for the planting hole.Vegetable Growing – For brassicas peas or beans dig a trench and cover the bottom with manure. Fill the trench with a mix of one part farm manure to two parts top soil. For planting tomatoes courgettes etc. fill planting holes with a mix of one part manure to two parts top soil.Other Crops – Apply manure around established fruit trees in spring to improve yields. Do the same round fruit bushes and canes for bigger and better fruit on raspberries blackcurrants and gooseberries. Pre-dressing flower beds with manure will give better blooms.New Lawns – For better aeration and drainage apply a 2.5 – 5cm layer on to the soil surface and work in before laying turf or sowing seeds.