Composting makes sense. Instead of sending useful organic matter to a landfill (which in many states has been outlawed), it can be transformed into a useful additive for the soil.
Composting is easy. Compost can be used for a variety of gardening projects. It can enrich gardens, improve the soil around trees and shrubs, and be used as a soil additive for house plants and planter boxes. Compost can enhance soil texture, increase the ability of the soil to absorb air and water, suppress weed growth, decrease erosion, and reduce the need to apply chemical fertilizers.
- Farmers use compost for enhancing crops and for sod farms.
- Landscapers use compost as a soil amendment and for decorative purposes on private properties, golf courses, and athletic fields. Landscapers also use compost to cover landfills and carry out reclamation projects.
- Nurseries use compost for enhancing plant and forest seedling crops in reforestation projects.
- Public agencies use compost for landscaping highway median strips, parks, recreational areas, and other public property.