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I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.

Creating An Inviting Yard

Your Garden Benefits from the Use of Compost Products

by Addison Washington

The use of compost is a corrective measure for ensuring that your soil always remains in good condition. When people have trouble with soil problems in their yards, compost is the go-to conditioner that quickly reverses the problems. You can safely assume that it is the best all-around soil amendment product and it will not harm your garden.

What Makes Compost So Good?

One of the main benefits is that the material increases organic elements such as humus proteins, which form partially decomposed organic matter. Compost also serves the double purposes of preventing leach-away soil activity while also stabilizing soil chemical effects. Compost fights the development of plant diseases and in doing so easily feeds your plants with valuable nutrients. This product also reduces drainage problems in sandy and clay soils, which improves your garden's soil structure.

Facilitating Soil Structure

By improving the soil's structure, compost helps to support differing molecules to hook onto each other and form clump aggregates. It is the formation of these clumps that create spaces that allow circulation and water drainage in your garden's soil.

Compost Provides A Domain For Worms

Wherever there is moisture, you can bet that a product such as compost will have tiny worms and insects bedding into the material. These creatures aerate your soil and form organic nutrients as they crawl through the soil and compost. When they are no longer alive, their bodies provide more organic material in the soil that then becomes nutrients for plants. There is an argument that compost is not a fertilizer. It would be far-fetched to deny the fact that organic material does form in a pile of compost. That process seemingly produces the best fertilizer that can be found in soil, and thus it enhances soil structure.

Organisms Live In Soil

Of course, you should also take into consideration the fact that organisms living in the soil may even include bacterial microorganisms as well as earthworms and beetles. These creatures are crawling around in the soil and compost and distributing rich nutrients along the way. They spread organic material, and yes, they do give up healthy and essential nutrients that benefit your soil. This improves the quality of crops that you have planted. Don't intentionally squash these creatures. If you accidentally squash them, take the time to toss the dead creatures back into the compost and earth soil so that the soil will benefit from the last rights of these creatures.