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426-704 (SPES-304P)

Authors as Published

Reviewed by Alex Niemiera, Extension specialist, Horticulture; Michael Goatley

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Compost is produced when organic matter, such as garden and lawn waste, is broken down by bacteria and fungi. When added to soil it improves soil structure; sandy soils will hold water better while clays will drain faster. Compost also promotes a biologically healthy soil by providing food for earthworms, soil insects, and beneficial microorganisms.


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Publication Date

March 13, 2021