Fertilise your plants the old-fashioned way with manure products at OnBuy! Our collection of professionally prepared, nutrient rich manures will ensure your plants grow strong and some will even deter unwanted animals. So get exploring - no need to hold your nose!
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Looking to buy Manure?This category might be a bit mucky but it’s a true boon for your garden! Here you’ll find manure made from all sorts of animal dung. Traditionalists will be satisfied with our collection of horse and cow manure products, while eager gardeners will jump at the intense power of the chicken manure pellets. We even have manure made from big cat droppings. Why? Read on to find out more!
The many uses of manure
Even novice gardeners know the growing power of manure. Thanks to the high concentration of nitrogen and other nutrients that plants need, manure can provide a rich diet for your plants, whether you’re trying to encourage the first shoots to spring from freshly planted seeds or tending to well-established perennials.
There are other reasons to use bags of manure, though. There are some manure-specific benefits that you can’t get from synthetic fertilisers. For instance, manure improves the texture of soil when it gets added to your growing beds. This might not sound like much, but the right soil texture can dramatically improve the ability of roots to take up moisture from the air and ground.
There’s another surprising use of this organic fertiliser, although only specific bags of manure will work: animal deterrence. Cats and foxes can be a real nuisance in the garden, their acrobatic talents enabling them to leap over garden fences with abandon. If you keep rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens or other hutch-bound animals in your garden, these animals are not just pets but predators. However, there are specific manure products available made from the droppings of lions, bears and other big creatures that will deal with those troublesome visitors. Cats and foxes that get a whiff of this strange animal’s dung will be too frightened to approach the area.
How to use manure
If you’re worried about the manure products sold on OnBuy having a foul smell or containing nasty bacteria you needn’t worry. This professionally made manure isn’t fresh. In fact it’s been composted until it’s gone dark, crumbly and odourless. This doesn’t reduce the effectiveness of the manure at all, it actually improves it. Fresh manure has far too much ammonia in it, which can cause ‘ammonia burn’: Plant leaves appear burnt, roots turn black, and your plants can even die outright. This is especially pertinent for chicken manure pellets. After reading about the benefits of chicken manure on this page, you might be tempted to source your own fresh batch. Don’t. Fresh chicken manure has some of the highest ammonia content you can get. Only use properly composted chicken manure pellets.
When you want to plant clumps of manure in your garden, spread a layer approximately 5-7 centimetres thick across the growing area, then till the soil with a gardening fork. For concentrated manures like chicken manure pellets the best advice is to follow the instructions on the packet.