13 Mar '13, 12pm

The Benefits of Using Compost in Your Garden

The Benefits of Using Compost in Your Garden

Many of us approach composting as a way to control household waste. And while minimizing waste is one significant benefit of composting, gardeners can delight in scores of other perks by utilizing nutrient-rich compost to improve soil composition. Read on to learn about the many ways compost can help you create a flourishing garden and healthier soil in the long-term. Ken Singh, owner and operator of Singh Farms in Scottsdale, Ariz., holds a handful of finished compost. Using compost, Singh was able to transform hard, clay-like Arizona dirt into lush soil for his crops. Photo: Raquel Fagan/Earth911 1. Improve soil structure According to the University of Illinois Extension , soil structure refers to the way inorganic particles, such as sand, silt and clay, combine with decayed organic particles, like humus and compost. Soil with a healthy structure is crumbly to the touch,...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2013/03/13/garden-compost-benefits/

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