Compost blend provides nutrients for the soil. It stays black and is good to put on top of dirt and/or till it in to the soil to amend the existing soil. This soil will stay black and provide nutrients for plants. It can be used as a layer on top of existing soil or frequently is tilled to blend it with the existing soil. Working the compost blend into the existing soil will provide additional nutrients, minerals and organic matter to the existing soil and improve the texture and water retention properties. Compost blend is good to use in new gardens or to improve lawns. It is good for fixing damaged lawns. Adding a 1-4 inch layer of compost blend to a damaged lawn will provide minerals, nutrients and increased water retention and texture which grass and other plants thrive in.