Common benefits and uses for Ground Effects Garden Compost
Moisture Retention / Aeration
We all know that reducing the need for water in the landscape has been an important issue in recent years. A properly amended soil will increase moisture retention and reduce the amount of evaporation in warm weather. The natural humus in a well-mended soil helps retain moisture for plants’ roots and reduces plant stress. In addition to moisture retention, the added humus containing the proper texture will help break up the soil to allow moisture percolation. Excess water drains off and is replaced by the necessary oxygen needed for healthy root growth.
Compost or products containing compost, which include all Ground Effects soil amendments, are a good source of biological activity that is necessary for healthy growth and natural resistance to many plant diseases. These beneficial microbes work in the soil as tiny agents transferring nutrients from the soil to the plant’s roots and protect the roots from certain diseases by colonizing around them. They come in many forms and all are necessary for plant growth. The key to this diversity in the soil is a properly composted material that has the right balance and level of active microbes. Our Ground Effects Compost Specialist holds a position on the US Composting Council and has many years of experience in producing the proper compost for many of our products. Our compost is lab tested for nutrition and biological balance in the soil foodweb, and we can assure you that Ground Effects compost is of the highest quality available.
Organic Source of Nutrition
Ground Effects Garden compost products are 100% organic and will supply your plants with lower levels of nitrogen over a long period of time. As with all amended soils, you should have a regular routine of fertilizing with organic or commercial fertilizers throughout the growing season for best results.