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Benefits of Compost

Improves soil structure and porosity – creating a better plant root environment.

  • Increases moisture infiltration and permeability, reduces bulk density of heavy soils.

  • Improves the moisture holding capacity of light soils – reducing water loss & nutrient leaching.

  • Improves the cation exchange capacity (CEC) of soils.

  • Supplies organic matter.

  • Supplies beneficial microorganisms to soils and growing media.

  • Aids the proliferation of soil microorganisms.

  • Encourages vigorous root growth.

  • Allows plants to more effectively utilize nutrients, while reducing nutrient loss by leaching.

  • Enables soils to retain nutrients longer.

  • Contains humus – assisting in soil aggregation and making nutrients more available for plants.

  • Buffers soil pH.

  • Supplies primary, secondary & micronutrients.

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