Benefits of Compost and its Effect on Growing Systems

As more and more compost is produced and utilitzed as the body of end-use related research grows, the benefits of using compost have become more evident and measurable.  Because of its many atributes, compost is extremely versatile and beneficial in many applications.  Compost has the unique ability to improe the properties of soils and growing media physically (structurally), chemically (nutritionally), and bilogically.  Although many equate the benefit of compost to lush green growth, caused by plant-available nitrogen the real benefits of using compost are long-term and related to its content of living -ogranic matter. 

Physical Benefits - Improved Structure - Compost can greatly enhance the physical structure of soil.  Moisture Management - The addition of comost may provide greater drought resistance and more efficient water utilization.  Therfore, the frequency and intensity of irrigation may be reduced.  Recent research aslo suggest that the adition of compost in sandy soils can facilitate moisture dispersion by allowing water to more readily move laterally from it's point of application. 

Chemical Benefits - Modifies and Stabilizes Ph; Increases Cation Exchange Capacity and Provides Nutrients

Biological Benefits - Provides Soil Biota and Suppresses Plant Diseases.

Additional Benefits - Binds Contaminants, Degrades Compounds, Weland Restortion, Erosion Control and Weed Control

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MW Horticulture Recycling Facility is the premier leader in making Compost Organically in Fort Myers.   We are  a  family owned & operated  DEP licensed horticulture recycling facility with 2 locations  in Lee County and also produce top soil in Fort Myers at great prices.  We have the equipment on site to recycle 100% of the material we take in using state of the art Vermeer trammel screeners and  a Vermeer tub grinder.  No materials leaves our site without being recycled first.  We don't add any bio solids, manure or pretreated wood  or any other foreign objects to our compost, top soil or mulch and our products are created from yard debris only.  Our material has been approved to be used  on Certified Organic Farms and MW Horticulture Organic Compost is OMRI Listed.  University of Florida's Soil Testing Laboratory has said that our Nutrient Values are Well Above Average. Our Compost has high levels of Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnessium and Calcium.  This compost is great for your backyard garden or organic farm.  We are a family run business and  every visit you will meet the staff that keeps our quality high and our customer service superior.