Compost improves the soil's physical and chemical properties that play an important role in crop production. Spreading compost a half inch deep on a lawn and watering it in during the spring and fall of the year will lessen weeds, troublesome insects and diseases and cut irrigation needs from 30 to 70%. Compost can also balance a soil's pH to a level that will impact metal solubility, plant uptake and movement, plant growth and soil microbes.
- Improves soil conditions
- Enhances plant growth