Using compost to top up flower post and to dress the lawn
Compost can be used to top up and refresh the soil in which pot plants are growing both indoors and on the patio. It is probably best sieved but matured compost can be applied direct from the bin. It is best to leave a gap round the stem to avoid damaging the plant
The compost can also be used as a lawn dressing, ideally the compost should be sieved if it is going to be left on the lawn but if it is going to be worked into the grass with a brush it can be used as it is providing it does not contain any obvious woody material. The lawn is best treated just before it rains.