If you are looking to improve your soil, using compost is a good choice. When compost is added to the soil, it breaks up heavy clay soils, helps sandy soils retain water and nutrients, and releases essential nutrients into the soil. There are also microscopic organisms in compost that build up the soil and make nutrients available to your plants. If you want to grow healthy plants in your landscape, improving your soil is absolutely the first step.
If you are wondering what materials you can make compost with, most plant material and organic trimmings in your landscape like grass clippings, flowers, fallen leaves and pine needles are excellent materials for compost. You can also use kitchen scraps for compost as well – fruit and vegetable peels and trimmings, crushed eggshells, tea bags, and coffee grounds and filters can also be composted.
If you need help improving your soil so the plants in your landscape will grow healthy and beautiful, contact Hermes Landscaping at 913-888-2400.