Compost is the best soil amendment to put into your gardens.
It enhances the soil, increases moisture retention (thus saving water and preventing wasted runoff), and curbs plant diseases and pests. It reduces the need for additional fertilizers and boosts the growth of beneficial bacteria and fungi that transform organic matter into rich nutrient-filled humus.
Recycling organic resources reduces landfill, diminishes greenhouse gases, controls erosion and saves home gardeners money.
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