Compost for Lawn and Garden


Resident and Town employee, Corrie Burr, recently used High Country Compost from the Summit County Resource Allocation Park as a lawn treatment in Breckenridge. Breckenridge has notoriously rocky soil devoid of nutrients and organic matter. Adding locally produced compost as a soil amendment can help introduce much needed organic matter, nutrients, and help to retain moisture. The results after one year were amazing.


Here's what Corrie had to say. "We have struggled with our grass in Breckenridge for five years. Our side yard was difficult to get grass to grow or stay green. We tried everything [...] water schedules, grass seed and even adding sod to the brown, dead areas. After speaking with my co-worker Jessie Burley at the Town of Breckenridge, she recommended we put topdress compost from the Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP) after seeding the area to help with growth and green, lush grass. Well, fortunately, we listened to her recommendation and in June of 2020, we put down seed and topdress from the SCRAP and the photos say it all.


The green photo was taken in August of 2020 and the brown photo was taken in June when we first put the topdress down. The change is unbelievable! We also ...put more topdress down before it started snowing for the winter. Now it is the middle of May 2021, and our yard is already starting to turn green and healthy. We can’t wait to see how it grows in this year...The best part of the whole thing was the cost….we filled 4 large bins, covered our entire yard and it was less than $8!"


Spring is the perfect time to improve your soil's health and help your grass, native plants, and trees go to their full potential - all while saving on water use and fertilization. Check out the locally made High Country Compost at the Summit County Resource Allocation Park and get your truck full of compost today!


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