For overall soil health and plant vigor, the US Composting Council recommends that we “Strive for 5%”, that is, aim for 5% compost in our soil. This will help to keep plants healthy, reduce water needs, introduce beneficial microorganisms and possibly reduce the need for added fertilizer.
And what could be more environmentally friendly than augmenting your soil with Western’s US Composting Council-certified GREEN ‘N GRO COMPOST, made locally from your very own food and yard waste?
GREEN ‘N GRO COMPOST is available in 50# bags ($7.00 each) and in bulk ($24.00/cubic yard – no charge for loading) at Western’s Trash & Recycle Center. It is certified by the US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance program and falls in range with the Council’s compost product parameters for tree, shrub, garden and lawn uses. Give it a try! We’re open Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.