Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Compost Happens!

Compost can do wonderful things for your landscape and garden! When mixed into the soil, compost increases the amount of nutrients available to plants and helps hold moisture in the soil, helping plants to grow better. Compost is also full of beneficial microbes; tiny living organisms that improve the soil and can actually combat harmful, soil dwelling fungi and bacteria that cause plant diseases. And the best thing is you can make it yourself for free! In fact, you may be throwing away the materials you need to make this valuable garden resource. By turning your yard clippings and vegetable scraps into compost you can help your plants grow better and reduce your contribution to the local landfill.

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