Adding compost to flowerbeds is an excellent, cost-effective way to improve growth, blooms and, ultimately, beauty. For flower gardeners, manure compost can be used as a soil amendment that is worked in, or as a seasonal mulch that enriches the soil.
Apply approximately 1” of compost, working it into the soil with garden tools or a tiller while taking care not to damage plant roots. Water the entire area until saturated.
Apply 2” inches of compost, working it into the top 5” of soil. Then plant and water your flowers.