|What's so great about composting?
For starters, there really is nothing better for soil than compost. It not only loosens clay soils, but it helps sandy soils retain water. And best of all, it contains no petroleum-based compounds, as many commercial fertilizers do. Gardens that use compost produce much higher yields of healthy fruits, vegetables and flowers.
Plus, landfills across the country are filling at a frightening rate. According to a recent estimates, almost a quarter of domestic rubbish is composed of food scraps and garden waste which equates to millions of tons every year. So if you're not composting yet, it's definitely time to start.