How to spread compost on a border
1 Taking care not to squash plants, dump your compost in piles throughout the bed. It looks a lot, but will soon disperse. 2
It can be raked into a covering layer a couple of inches deep. As well as feeding plants and improving the soil, it makes the beds look tidier too. 3
Store any remaining compost in old animal feed or rubble sacks. Close the tops so weed seeds don’t blow in and then use it when needed.