composting 101

Composting is a great way to enrich your garden’s soil. The Composting Council of Canada says these are the benefits of composting and applying compost to your garden:

Adds slow release macronutrients and organic matter
• Supports and enhances the soil’s community of beneficial micro-organisms
• Improves drainage and aeration in dense, clay soil
• Enables light soil to retain nutrients and moisture
• Attracts earthworms and other beneficial organisms
• Enhances the soil’s ability to clean the water that passes through it on the way to our streams and rivers
• Results in a darker soil colour, which better holds the sun’s warmth

Click here for some tips on how to apply compost from the Composting Council of Canada.