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The benefits of organic compost
Using Organic Compost, what are the Benefits?
If you’re a keen gardener, it’s highly likely that you’ve heard of organic compost. But did you know about its multiple benefits and how it could help you to boost plant growth?
Perfect for helping you to create a beautiful, healthy and happy garden, organic compost will not only allow you to enhance growth, it will also ensure that your plants have access to all of the macro and micro nutrients they need to grow.
Packed full of long term benefits, organic compost is equipped with the components needed to improve soil properties chemically, physically and biologically.
But that’s not all. Organic compost is also able to suppress plant disease, tackle wetland restoration and even control natural soil erosion and weeds in your garden.
First of all, what is organic compost?
Organic compost is made from 100% recycled garden waste. It also utilises a whole host of organic components in order to enhance and promote the healthy growth of your vegetables and plants.
Produced using a wide range of excess garden waste and products, organic compost will also allow you to adopt good sustainable practices when growing your garden.
The top 6 Benefits of using Organic Compost
Organic compost is able to conserve water
When it comes to conserving water, organic compost is ideal for reducing water loss and leaching, especially in sandy soils. This is because it is able to improve water-holding capacity, boosting plant growth!
It deters pesky bugs and insects
Insects and disease are present in every garden but fortunately there are a number of preventative measures you can take to limit the damage caused to your plants by pesky bugs and insects!
When it comes to deterring insects, organic compost is perfect for helping your plants to resist pests and disease, which is always a bonus when you trying to grow a happy, healthy and pest free garden, right?
It loosens clay soil
Organic compost is also able to loosen clay soil, increase soil fertility and even improve aeration – it is these qualities that have seen organic compost continue to increase in popularity.
It improves cation exchange capacity
Organic compost is also perfect for improving cation exchange capacity of soils. This means that it will allow your soil to hold nutrients for longer and therefore, boost plant growth.
It can be used with a whole host of plants
Organic compost is ideal for preparing your soil for the planting of bedding plants, trees, vegetables, shrubs and bulbs. The majority of organic compost products also tend to be weed free! Organic compost can also be used with pots, containers, hanging baskets, shrubs as well as borders and beds.
Above all, organic compost will allow your plants to flourish and thrive, allowing you to create a beautiful garden space that you can enjoy all year round.
If you’re looking to improve the health of garden soil and inject a healthy dose of rich nutrients into your soil, organic compost should definitely be your first port of call.Previous PostNext Post