Increasing organic matter in soil with compost is a simple act packed with benefits that contribute to healthy soil and a strong, vibrant landscape. Soil will benefit from a compost boost in almost any application including trees and scrubs, seeded lawns, under sod, in lawn aeration, and in flower beds, borders and vegetable gardens.
Did you know that adding compost to your soil:
- Reduces watering requirements in both sandy and clay soils by increasing the soil’s capacity to hold moisture. According to the US Composting Council, for every 1% increase in organic matter in your soil, you increase water retention at the rate of 3 quarts per cubic foot.
- Supports cation exchange capacity which influences the soil’s ability to hold onto essential nutrients, enhancing and regenerating depleted soils
- Improves soil structure creating a better environment for root systems
- Can filter and bind contaminates in soil
- Introduces beneficial microorganisms
- Depending on specific plant nutrient requirements, may reduce the need for fertilizers
Simply by using your compost service, you’ve reduced your carbon footprint by avoiding the methane generation that results from disposing of organics in a landfill. Why not take the next step by using compost made from material that has been locally collected and processed? Western’s compost is certified through the US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance Program, assuring the end product is fully processed and meets industry standards. Click here to view Western compost product information and technical data.