Compost is the ultimate garden fertilizer. Top dressing your gradens with compost not only looks lovely but also provides many benefits!
Compost contains virtually all the nutrients a living plant needs and delivers them in a slow-release manner over a period of years. Compost serves primarily as a soil conditioner, whether it’s spread in a layer on the soil surface or is dug in. A garden soil regularly amended with compost is better able to hold air and water, drains more efficiently, and contains a nutrient reserve that plants can draw on. The amended soil also tends to produce plants with fewer insect and disease problems. The compost encourages a larger population of beneficial soil microorganisms, which control harmful microorganisms. It also fosters healthy plant growth, and healthy plants are better able to resist pests. courtesy compostguide.com