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What Is Compost
Compost is the end result of decomposition of plant material that is mechanically reduced in size and then, over time, biological decomposition further breaks down plant waste particle size. The mechanical grinding down of waste plant material reduces the time and space needed to recycle plant waste -- transforming it from a disposal problem to a valuable commodity. Without organized composting yards, organic materials are recycled by nature over time regardless of human intervention. It has been going on for centuries and is what help created fertile soils. With density of population and increased landscape waste, recycling reduces the material by about 50 percent and keeps it out of the landfills. With conditions regulated by humans, we can ensure a smooth process and the generation of a quality end product. Mature compost still takes time, no matter what you do since it is a natural process. We take plant waste and reflecting what happens in nature, we make a great plant-growing medium to improve soil and continue the process.
Compost in Bulk
Our compost is an organic material that is made up of yard waste products that have been mechanically broken down and decomposed over time. Compost is a key component of fertile soils. Organic material in the soil is one part of the soil's makeup that holds nutrients and water so that it is available to the plants' roots. Soil with a good organic content is said to be fertile. High compost content creates dark humus soil which is great for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners that want to improve the growing conditions in their soil for growing great gardens, vegetables and lawns.
Compost needs to be broken down material that has been well-screened for uniform particle size, free of glass and any other foreign contaminates. Meticulous control of the input material is the starting point for compost quality. Factors that go into quality compost are as follows:
- Being a source of available nutrients
- Add beneficial microorganisms
- Good water-holding capacity
- Enhances seed germination and plant growth, not prevents it
- Does not introduce live weed seeds and pathogens
- Compost must not increase soil salinity
- Free of contaminates, such as glass and plastic bags
- Have a high nutrient-holding capacity.
The end point is a seasoned or mature compost made up of small particles that can be easily mixed in with soil or used for topdressing a planting area and making it nutrient-rich.
Composting Made Convenient
Recycling of organic waste to create quality compost takes preplanning, time, space and labor. If you do not have all of the above to make all the compost you want, then call us. With a phone call, we can deliver bulk compost by the yard in our fleet of trucks. We work every day to have screened, clump-free, well-seasoned compost that is the best possible so you can grow great crops in this compost.
Need more information on our compost? Stop in and take a look at the pile. See it, smell it and feel the texture of our compost. We think you will be impressed.