Organic compost added to your soil will improve the soil texture and soil health, which helps create a healthy environment for plants and turf to grow in your lawn and garden. Organic compost is made up of decomposed organic matter, like animal manure and plant materials. Adding compost is an easy way to boost nutrients and improve the quality of your soil.
Compost can fix certain aspects of your soil. For example, it can help sandy soils hold water, improve nutrient holding capacity, and break up heavy or clay soils for better air and water flow and root growth. All compost is made from organic matter, including manure from animals like buffalos and turkeys, and decomposing plant matter. In addition to being mixed into the soil, it can be used as mulch or top dressing.
If you’re growing an organic garden and want to use compost, look closely on the label for products listed as OMRI compliant or labeled as suitable for use in organic gardens.