The benefits of manure added to garden soil, either dug in or spread as mulch are enormous.
Importantly, manure is a waste product so putting it into the garden is a good way to recycle!
Manure improves soil structure and adds nutrients. It also holds moisture and improves micro-organism activity. Along with other aged organic matter, such as homemade compost or mushroom compost, manure can improve both clay and sandy soils. It can be added to new gardens, dug in before planting and also applied regularly as mulch.