Give Your Soil A Free Boost: Compost

Shoultz, Jack
January 2008
American Rose;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 39 Issue 11, p23
The article presents tips on improving soil through compost. Compost is the aerobically decomposed remnants of organic materials. Composing is a way of returning to the soil natural products and it is the way mother nature recycles. The process of making compost is explained. The effect of the heat generated by the composting process to the soil is also explained.


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