Why Should I Compost?

When used in your yard and garden it…

  • improves soil structure
  • provides plant nutrients
  • protects against drought
  • controls weeds
  • controls pH of soil; acidic vs. alkaline (basic)
  • stops nutrient loss from soil
  • feeds earthworms who aerate your soil
  • supports essential bacteria
  • buffers against toxins in soil

Not enough reasons yet? Try…

  • saves money on “dirt” when you make your own
  • recycles kitchen food scraps
  • recycles lawn clippings, leaves and small sticks
  • recycles animal manures, all but dog and cat
  • makes compost tea to nourish your house and other plants

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