Why Compost is the Greatest Thing You Can Do For the Environment

Feb 20, 2019 | Compost | 0 comments

There are a lot of reasons to compost.

Conserve money
Save resources
Improve your soil
Lower your impact on the environment.

Composting is a win/win situation. Good for you and good for the environment. Adding compost to your garden won’t only fertilize, it feeds your dirt with a diversity of microorganisms and nutrients which will improve plant growth.

Fertilizer offers a burst of nutrients that may wash off in rivers and streams. Compost also increases soil stability, improves drainage and helps keep humidity.

Save Money
No need to buy chemical fertilizers. Compost can help keep soil humidity so your watering is more effective. The nutrients from compost aren’t washed away by rainfall.

Conserve Resources
They’re a valuable resource from the landfill. They waste less water because mulch helps with moisture retention. Reduce civic prices for waste collection and thus reduce fuel usage.

Extend the life of landfills
Remember residential waste is 40% compostable materials.

Improve Your Soil
Compost returns valuable nutrients into the soil to help keep fertility and soil quality. Compost is a mild, slow release, natural fertilizer which will not burn plants like chemicals fertilizers.
Also, it improves texture and air circulation for heavier soils and can help to increase the water retention.

Lower Your Impact
Reduce Green House Gases in Carbon dioxide emissions from cars. Organics in landfills break down to produce methane gas, a greenhouse gas 21 times more detrimental than CO2. They also reduce the impact of fertilizer that runoff into streams, lakes and oceans. Buried Organics can react with compounds in the landfill to produce toxicity leachate, a source of groundwater pollution. By composting you complete the cycle by returning what you take from the soil to help replenish the ecosystem.