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Using compost in your lawn and garden will help your plants flourish.

It's a way of recycling as nature has intended and has been practiced around the world for thousands of years. Here are some important facts about using compost in garden and lawn improvement:

1. Composting reduces waste generation. This means that if every household adapts this process, the community will have lesser problems in disposing wastes. In effect, the environment will be preserved better.

2. Composting contains a great deal of essential plant nutrients that are not found in synthetic fertilizers. As such, gardens and lawns that are using compost are healthier because of the macro and micronutrients that are present in compost fertilizers.

3. Composting is very safe for your lawn and garden. Organic fertilizers which are often the result of composting do not contain harmful elements that synthetic fertilizers do.

4. Composting is inexpensive. Compost consists of natural raw materials such as leaves, trees, branches, grass clippings etc. so it is not expensive to produce.  You can even start composting yourself using the plant waste from your yard and purchase the remaining amount that you need for your yard.

5. Composting releases nutrients slowly. Unlike synthetic fertilizers, compost releases nutrients slowly over months or even years. The application of compost ensures continuous nourishment to gardens and lawns even in the days to come.

6. Composting makes soil easier to work with. If you want your garden to be beautiful, the soil should have a light consistency. By adding compost, soil is easier to work with when planting seeds, flowers, vegetables, various plants, etc. and it enables your plants to be easily grown.

7. Composting increases the water holding capacity of soil. If the water holding capacity of the soil is increased, grasses and plants will be healthier because water is effectively provided by the soil upon which they are grown.

8. Composting buffers the soil. It serves as a natural agent to neutralize both acid and alkaline soils. In effect, pH levels are brought to the optimum range for nutrient availability to plants.

9. Composting provides a good means to resist plant diseases. It naturally alters the structure of the soil making the soil less likely to erode. With this, soil spattering on plants is prevented as well as the spreading of diseases.

10. Composting is compatible with nature. Composting is all natural and the process does not clash with the forces of nature; thus it does not do any harm to nature at all. You will get great satisfaction in knowing that you are doing what is best for your yard and what is best for the environment.

The benefits of composting in your lawn and garden are endless.  Vegetables are overflowing with flavor and plants grow strong and healthy, so don't hesitate to incorporate some organic compost into your yard today!


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