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.