Next Up

The Benefits of Composting

July 02, 2021

Check out why composting is the best thing for you, your garden and the planet. Plus, get tips on how to get started on your own compost bin.

1 / 11
Photo: Andrew Grossman. From: Andrew Grossman.

Let's Talk Compost

Everyone seems to be talking about composting, but why? At first glance, it may seem like any other garden hack, but it’s so much more. Composting is a fun way to get a beautiful, healthy garden, while also doing your part to save the planet.

More photos after this Ad

2 / 11
Photo: Graham Corney

Reduce, Reuse and …

Recycle! Composting is a wonderful way to recycle. Give those old scraps of newspaper a newfound purpose. Wood shavings, fallen leaves, old tea bags and coffee grounds can all serve yet another purpose in your garden.

learn more

More photos after this Ad

3 / 11
Photo: Jalynn Baker

Provides Soil With Nutrients

Those summer salad scraps will do wonders for your garden, filling your soil with ample nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. These nutrients will help your plants grow tall and fruitful. The organic material in compost also retains water, keeping it as a source for your plants to use as they need. Like drinking milk for strong bones, composting keeps your plants vibrant and healthy.

More photos after this Ad

4 / 11
Photo: Tony Baggett

Drought Resistant

No rain? No problem. Compost retains and conserves water, keeping your plants quenched during a dry spell. By retaining water, your plants won’t have to rely on you or the clouds for water. Instead, they budget the water that is being stored all around their roots in the compost.

More photos after this Ad